Broward Sheriffs Office

Teen Facing Manslaughter Charge in Shooting Death of Friend in Cooper City: BSO

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 14-year-old boy was killed while he, his brother and a friend played with a handgun.

It happened around 3 p.m. Thursday at 10000 41st Street in Cooper City.

Deputies responded to a dispatch call of shots fired at a home. When they arrived, they discovered the body of the victim inside the garage and a handgun nearby.

"A tragedy, just an absolute tragedy," Sheriff Scott Israel said. "It's with a real heavy heart that we have this tragedy that a youngster lost his life."

SWAT cleared the house and SWAT medics confirmed the teen's death.

Homicide detectives spent hours talking to two other teens who were there at the time of the shooting; the victim's 14-year-old friend and his 16-year-old brother.

Detectives later arrested the 14-year-old for manslaughter with a firearm.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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