MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after police say he shot his friend in the head while playing with a gun.
The shooting happened Sunday in the 3300 block of Brockcrest Cove just before 3 p.m.
Court documents say he was found by his three friends who tried to perform CPR on him until paramedics arrived.
Sadly, it was too late.
The victim, identified as Shamon Lancaster was pronounced dead on the scene.
Anthony Thompson says he was working on his truck Sunday afternoon when he heard a loud pop coming from this house.
“I’m just tired of all the gun violence because my kids can’t even go outside and play,” Thompson said.
Witnesses say two males were seen running out Lancaster’s house immediately after the shooting. Police reports say one of them told the witnesses “Rico”, later identified as Larricko Brown, 20, accidentally shot the victim.
Brown was detained after police located him in a wooded area.
When taken into custody, Brown stated he and the victim were playing with their guns when they pointed them at each other and Brown’s firearm went off.
Brown stated he then panicked and ran from the house.
Brown was charged with reckless homicide.
Call (901)-528-CASH with any information about this shooting.