06-10-2009, 03:28 PM
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Boy shot dead over video game row
An 11-year-old boy has accidentally killed his nine-year-old brother with a shotgun after an argument about a computer game.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said: "The younger brother allegedly got mad because he got beat at some video games and got the gun."
He said his brother, De-Andre Finley, initially said he never touched the gun.
But after more questioning, the older boy admitted the weapon accidentally went off as the two struggled over it.
"That version we can live with because it's consistent with the evidence," Mr Dickerson said.
He said the shotgun was too long and heavy for the younger boy to hold it against his chest and pull the trigger.
"That's the reason it raised red flags," he added.
He said the boys' father was outside mowing the lawn at the time of the incident.
A post-mortem is to be carried out, and the shotgun has been removed from the scene for testing.
Mr Dickerson added: "Upon arrival we found a nine-year old child laying face down in the bedroom of the home.
"The shotgun was near where the child was laying, and casing to the opposite side of where the child was laying."
Police said it is unlikely the older brother will be charged because he is under 13, and "it appeared to be an accident anyway".
so he threw a tantrum because his older brother was better than him at games...then ended up dead...sadly ironic imo