Teen Shooter Sees Judge, Arraignment Set

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Updated: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:42:51 EST

The Macon teen responsible for the shooting death of a 13-year-old had his first day in court Monday morning.

According to the Bibb County Juvenile Court, the unidentified 16-year-old appeared before a judge today and has arraignment set for Friday. He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.

Macon Police believe there was no intent, just carelessness behind the fatal shooting of Marquez Blount.

Major Charles Stone of the Macon Police Department says the teenager was showing off the gun when Blount snatched it and rain.

"As he went back to retrieve the weapon there was a discharge and the victim was shot in the head," said Stone.

Police say they found Blount on Cleveland Street with a gunshot above the right eye. He was conscious and responsive when officers arrived, but died a day later at the Medical Center.

A witness says he heard a gunshot and saw the 16-year-old fleeing the scene screaming "I didn't mean to do it!" The teen reportedly disposed of the gun and was taken into police custody shortly after.

"He was cooperative on the scene his parents were there," said Stone.

The teen brought police back to where he says he dropped the weapon, but it wasn't there.

"It was initially taken from the scene by someone in the group that was there and they were forth coming and gave us the location of the weapon," said Stone.

The gun turned out to have an altered serial number, detectives suspect it may have been bought illegally.

"It's just a sad case that a gun was supposedly purchased on the street in possession of those unfamiliar with a firearm and we get into a situation like this when someone gets seriously injured and we have a fatality. It's very unfortunate for everyone involved."

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