Teen arrested, charged in connection to accidental shooting

A teenager has been charged in connection to an accidental shooting that occurred on Central Avenue on Tuesday.

 

Carlos Mack, 17, of Augusta, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property and reckless conduct after what authorities said was an accidental shooting at a residence.

In a police report, Mack stated that he found the loaded gun, a black and silver .357 revolver, as he was walking home from the store.

He then took the weapon to his residence at 2016 Central Ave. and was sitting in the living room with the victim, Donyelle Thermon, 17, when he pulled the trigger and accidentally shot him, according to the report.

Thermon sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder and was transported to AU Medical Center.

Mack said that he did not know that the firearm was loaded, according to the report.

 

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