|Corey L. Hamilton, Jr., age 16|
Dontavius initially tried to hide the gun, but later admitted to the shooting.
From an article:
Des Moines police responded to 1444 E. Walnut St. after a report of a person being shot. Authorities found Corey L. Hamilton Jr., 16, with a gunshot wound to his head.
Medics from the Des Moines Fire Department transported the teen to an area hospital, where he later died from the injury.
Police interviewed several witnesses and arrested 15-year-old Dontavius Sharkey. Police said the gun used in the incident was recovered with the cooperation of the suspect.
Friends of Hamilton told KCCI NewsChannel 8 that Hamilton was a junior at Des Moines Lincoln High School.
As a result of the investigation, Sharkey has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless use of a firearm.
Corey is described in the video as a boy who could make his classmates smile.
It is not yet known who the gun belongs to or how the boys got it.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.