Police: 18-year-old dies, child facing charges in accidental shooting

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Little Rock police say an 18-year-old is dead and a child is facing charges after an accidental shooting Saturday morning.

According to a news release sent Saturday night, Dante Jones, 18 of Little Rock, was found with a gunshot wound in the 5200 block of Peach Leaf Cove just after 10 a.m.

Police say Jones later died.

LRPD says a juvenile has been charged with manslaughter, tampering with evidence and possession of a handgun by a minor.

A spokesperson with the Little Rock Police Department said earlier a “young child” had died in what was reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ORIGINAL STORY:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock Police confirm they are investigating after a ‘young child’ died in what was reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to LRPD spokesman Mark Edwards.

Little Rock Police received reports of the shooting around 10:00 a.m. Saturday, according to the city’s dispatch log.

It’s unclear exactly where the shooting happened, according to Edwards, but detectives can be seen in the area of Peach Leaf Cove near Willow Springs Road.

The age or gender of the child has not been released.

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