Police Investigating Fatal Shooting
DATE: 1/18/12, 7:52 p.m.
LOCATION: 9412 North Brooks Avenue, Tampa
VICTIM: Demarcus Smart, DOB: 06/08/1994, B/M, 9416 N. Brooks Street Apt A, Tampa
17-year-old Demarcus Smart was in a vacant home in his neighborhood with three friends playing with a gun. He was looking at the gun when he inadvertently pulled the trigger and shot himself in the head. Smart died at the scene. The three friends ran to the victim's home and told his mother what happened. She called 911. The investigation is ongoing, but based on the evidence so far, the shooting appears to be accidental. Detectives are investigating where the victim obtained the gun and who owned it.
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