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A Pair of 13-Year-Olds Were Playing with Guns. Now Parents Face Charges After 1 was Fatally Shot

The 13-year-old suspect is being charged as an adult in connection to his friend’s accidental shooting

<p>Coahoma County Sheriff

Coahoma County Sheriff's Office

Gill Marshall, Sr. (L) and Lashaner Marshall (R)

About two weeks after a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot his friend dead inside a home in Lyon, Miss., the alleged shooter’s parents – who were not home at the time – are facing charges connected to the fatal incident.

The two 13-year-olds were allegedly “playing with a handgun” unsupervised when one of the children “accidentally pulled the trigger,” hitting his friend “once in the upper torso,” March 15, according to a press release from the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Following a 911 call, sheriff’s deputies rushed to the home in the tiny Delta town of less than 300 people.

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The first deputy to arrive at the home administered CPR to the injured child, who was rushed to the hospital, where he later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

<p>Google Maps</p> The accidental shooting occurred on Amber Cove, in Lyon, Miss., on March 15.

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The accidental shooting occurred on Amber Cove, in Lyon, Miss., on March 15.

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The name of the deceased child – a Coahoma County Junior High School student – is not being released, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Carol Dixon.

The other 13-year-old – whose name is also withheld because of his age – was arrested and charged as an adult with manslaughter by culpable negligence. (Children as young as 13 can be charged as adults in Mississippi, which has among the youngest age exceptions in the country.)

His bond was set at $15,000.

<p>Coahoma County Sheriff's Office</p> Gill Marshall, Sr., a convicted felon, allegedly owned the gun that his 13-year-old son accidentally fired, killing another 13-year-old

Coahoma County Sheriff's Office

Gill Marshall, Sr., a convicted felon, allegedly owned the gun that his 13-year-old son accidentally fired, killing another 13-year-old

The gun allegedly belonged to his father. Both parents were arrested and charged on March 28.

Both Lashaner Marshall, 49, and her husband, Gill Marshall, Sr., 65, are charged with contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child. Gill Marshall, Sr. is additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The County Court of Coahoma County oversees, among other cases, ​​felony preliminary hearings as well as all juvenile cases. The court administrator could not immediately be reached to determine if any of the Marshall family members had obtained lawyers or yet pleaded to the charges.

The parents were both booked at Coahoma County Jail, per Dixon, who could not confirm if the parents had since made bond.

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