MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 16-year-old is dead and a 17-year-old is charged after a shooting in southeast Shelby County on Sunday afternoon.
According to investigators, a 17-year-old was playing with a gun when 16-year-old Jordan Milan was reportedly shot. The 17-year-old is now charged with reckless homicide but has not been identified.
SCSO has charged a 17-year-old with reckless homicide in connection with the death of Jordan Milan. The 17-year-old was reportedly playing with a gun when Milan was shot. pic.twitter.com/carhClvsyM— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) February 24, 2020
The Shelby County Sheriff Office says Milan was taken to the Regional Medical Center where he later died.
A neighbor close with the teen’s family says Milan was a good kid and the entire situation is heart breaking.
“When they got the news from the detective, they collapsed and the father in me just walked over there and covered them with all I could,” Ricardo Carroll said.
Carroll says he is friend of the family and they are all trying to process the news.
He says Milan was a good student who got good grades.
“Just sad. Very sad. Very good kid,” Carroll said. “I don’t have anything bad to say about him.”
The Shelby County School District confirms Milan was a student at Southwind High School.
The district says counselors will be on hand to support students and staff this week and for as long as necessary. The Shelby County Schools Family and Community Engagement team will also be working with the school and community to coordinate additional support.
Carroll says he spoke with Milan’s mother Sunday morning and everything seemed normal.
“Typical Day… Mom leaving home. Both of her boys were at home. So, how? Safest place we could be right?” Carroll said.
Carroll says something like this doesn’t happen in his community.
“Never had the police coming to their house. This was the first time today. They don’t have any problems over there. On this street, we don’t see that a lot.”