MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An 18-year-old was charged with providing a handgun to a minor and other charges after police say a 12-year-old shot a 13-year-old in an argument over a video game.
On Sunday, May 30, officers were called to the Shadowbrook Townhouses in the 4000 block of Eagle River Road in Parkway Village.
Officers found a 13-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
While being questioned by police, Keshun Tuggle, 18, said the victim was hit during a drive-by shooting.
However, police said they quickly determined that was not the case when his story didn’t match up with that of the 12-year-old who was also in the home at the time.
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After being stabilized at the hospital, the victim said he and the 12-year-old were playing video games inside the home when the younger boy became angry. He allegedly grabbed Tuggle’s gun, which was left out in the open, and fired a shot, striking the 13-year-old.
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Tuggle admitted to disposing of the weapon and staging the crime scene following the shooting, police said. He was arrested and charged with providing a handgun to a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a child and tampering with or fabricating evidence.