MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A 15-year-old girl was arrested after she accidentally killed the man who handed her a loaded gun.
Memphis police were called to the 4700-block of Summer Avenue near Mendenhall around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. When they arrived they found a male victim shot inside a vehicle. Paramedics pronounced the man, later identified as 20-year-old Antonio Jesus Tellez-Garcia, dead on the scene.
Investigators state Tellez-Garcia was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala when he passed a handgun to the 15-year-old girl in the backseat, thinking the gun was not loaded. The girl pulled the trigger, fatally shooting Tellez-Garcia.
The teen was charged with Reckless Homicide and taken to Juvenile Court.