Teen Accidentally Shoots Friend at Arcade in Boca Raton

Boca Raton police say a teen shot his 15-year-old friend when his pistol accidentally fired while he tried to put it in his back pocket.

The teens were at Boomers on Saturday night with a group of friends when the suspect said he tried to move a .25 pistol from his front pocket to his back pocket. He accidentally pulled the trigger and shot his friend in the leg. The teen told officers he put the pistol in a trash can.

The teens are not being identified because they are minors.

Witnesses said there was no altercation leading up to the shooting. The Palm Beach post reports authorities also found that the gun was stolen.

The teen was charged with resisting arrest without violence and possession of a stolen firearm. Another male juvenile was charged with simple battery for hitting a witness.

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