According to a report, a young man from Maryland detained for allegedly shooting and killing his 8-year-old brother exchanged a dog for the shotgun used in the crime.
Following the death of Dylan King on December 30, Devin Wilson, 18, was detained on Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder, according to the Baltimore Police Department.
Police responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Presbury Street and discovered King “suffering from trauma inflicted by a firearm,” however the reason for the shooting is still unknown. King was subsequently declared dead at a nearby hospital.
Devin recently displayed an interest in shooting guns and was taken to a gun range for his 18th birthday, according to charging paperwork referencing Wilson’s stepfather, according to WBFF.
According to WBFF, Wilson’s stepfather reportedly told authorities that the 18-year-old exchanged a dog for the shotgun used in the shooting.
According to the station, which cited the documents, Wilson was alone that evening, babysitting his four younger brothers. He first contacted his mother to come home because King had been hit.
Wilson also claimed that King shot himself accidentally, according to WBFF, but police believe they were able to prove Wilson was the shooter after conducting an investigation.