FOREST PARK, Ga. - Forest Park police said they have charged another juvenile after a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot himself while broadcasting live on Instagram.
Police said the juvenile they arrested furnished the firearm to Malachi Hemphill. Police would not release the child’s name or the charges, but said they were numerous.
The 7th grader at Babb Middle School shot himself in the head at his Pineridge Court home while others were watching him, according to police. Several nearby friends ran to the home to check on him, Malachi’s family said.
He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, but died some time later.
Shaquille O’Neil came to the family’s aid following the incident, paying for the teen’s funeral and visiting with the family.