UPDATE (July 14, 2017)-- Micah Sanders pleaded guilty to dangerous possession of a firearm when child has a previous conviction and reckless homicide. He was sentenced to four years in the Department of Correction. He received 150 days jail credit. He'll serve the first two years in DOC and the other two years on community corrections.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- A teenager involved in a deadly shooting earlier this week will be charged as an adult.
Prosecutors say Micah Sanders, 17, is facing reckless homicide charges in connection with the shooting death of Antonio Frierson Jr. on Tuesday night. The incident took place at an apartment complex on the west side of Indianapolis.
Sanders was playing with a revolver and pointing it at his 16-year-old friend when it fired, fatally hitting Frierson in the head.
Sanders has a prior conviction for gun charges in juvenile court.
After the shooting, Frierson's family didn't think it was an accident.
“This wasn’t an accident. You don’t accidentally shoot someone in the forehead,” said the victim’s sister, Antonette Frierson.
“I don’t feel it was accidental because of what I have heard,” said the victim’s mother, Angelyca Dossa.
Friday, Frierson's family echoed similar sentiments and questions the severity of the charge.
"My feelings right now I fell if I never knew that this was the person that killed my son that has that's going to court because there's no justice in that okay," Dossa said.
Frierson had been a student and football player at Ben Davis High School.
Sanders is set to appear in court on April 12.