An accidental shooting has killed a 17-year-old boy in a downtown Indianapolis parking garage, and one of his companions has been arrested.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Linda Jackson says Darnell Franklin died at an Indianapolis hospital after the shooting early Sunday at a garage serving the JW Marriott and adjacent Courtyard by Marriott hotels.
Jackson says the boy and five family members and friends riding in the same vehicle had gone to the hotel about 3 a.m. to meet some female friends when a juvenile male in the back seat reached down to pick up a gun from the floorboard with his finger on the trigger and accidentally discharged the weapon.
The shooter faces juvenile charges of reckless homicide and carrying a handgun without a license.
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