DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines Police say a 16-year-old who died from a gunshot wound Saturday was accidentally shot while two teens were handling a handgun.
Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek said that 18-year-old Thomas Londewa Ivy has been arrested in connection with the Saturday morning shooting and charged with involuntary manslaughter and a weapons charge. Parizek said that Ivy was handing a gun to 16-year-old Elijah Edwardlee Brown-Townsend while the two teens were seated in a parked vehicle at the time when the gun went off.
Brown-Townsend was taken to Broadlawns Medical Center where he later died.