It is a crime that has shocked residents in Mississippi.
A teenage boy will be arraigned on manslaughter charges after police say he killed his 6-year-old brother.
Albert Deonta Craft III told police that he was just trying to scare his younger brother when he pulled the trigger.
But his little brother was rushed to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
He later died from his injuries.
According to a Gulfport Police report, Craft and his younger brother, Zaylan Sparkman, were in the laundry room.
Zaylan was siting on top of washing machine, playing games on his phone.
Craft began pointing the .38 caliber handgun at Zaylan, trying to provoke a reaction. He admits to knowing the gun had two bullets in it.
Craft pulled the trigger once, with the gun failing to fire. He then pulled the trigger a second time, shooting his younger brother in the stomach.
Panicked, Craft rushed to a neighbor’s house, holding the dying six-year old in his arms, pleading for help.
‘As officers arrived, they encountered Craft and heard him say that he had just killed his brother,’ court records says.
One officer who responded to the situation was wearing a body camera when Carter made the statement, according to the Herald newspaper.
‘A second officer’s body camera captured Craft telling his mother, “Momma, I just killed him.’”
Police have also confirmed §that Craft obtained the gun illegally.
Mississippi state law states that ‘manslaughter is punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, 2-20 years in the penitentiary, and at least $500 in fines.’
‘He was just a happy little boy,’ Rev. Eddie Hartwell told the Herald, shortly after arriving at the home to help with funeral arrangements.
‘God is with us… That’s the last words I remember him saying,’ Hartwell said. ‘Less than 24 hours later, we got the call of the tragedy.’