Fenton Teen Killed In Weekend Shooting
March 6, 2017
The investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting over the weekend at a home in Fenton Township.
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Moffett Drive late Saturday night. Once on scene they found an 18-year old Fenton resident with a gunshot wound to the head. Brady Morris was transported to Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc, where he later died.
Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said that 9-11 got a call from a 16-year-old saying he had killed his friend. Investigators arrived at the home and took the 16-year-old into custody. He’s being held at a regional detention center. The teen's attorney, Frank Manley, calls the shooting an "unbelievably tragic accident." He says many facts are unknown.
Morris had reportedly been living at the home. Both teens attended Lake Fenton High School in the 2015/2016 year.
The two were known to play Russian Roulette but Pickell said he does not believe that’s what happened Saturday. The investigation is continuing but Pickell said it revealed the 16-year-old went into the bathroom, loaded a round into the magazine of a Glock .45, returned to the bedroom, put the gun to the Morris’ head and pulled the trigger. He added that hundreds of rounds of shell casings were found in a crawl space next to the bedroom, and bullet holes were found in several pieces of furniture from prior occasions.
Several teens were reportedly at the home of the time of the shooting. An autopsy is scheduled today. Facebook picture. (JK/JM)