UPDATE | Man indicted for involuntary manslaughter in shooting death of 8-year-old nephew

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Wedneday, Dec. 13, 2017
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Terrance Brown

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)--Darrell Brown won't be spending anymore time on the playground at Trinity Manor. Two months ago Brown died after being accidentally shot by his Uncle. Today his uncle Terrance Brown is facing one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

"We heard several gunshots that day. We thought it was somebody that shot up in the air," neighbor Firmberly Sutton said.
"I didn't know it was a child until one of the neighbors told me it was a child."

Sutton lives in the neighborhood behind Trinity Manor. She lives close enough to feel a connection to what happened.
She lives close enough to feel connected to Darnell Brown and his family.

"It could've been one of my kids. That's how I took it." Sutton went on, "We all parents out here. We're all single parents.
We're all struggling and all of us need to come together as one to keep the community safe."

The community on Barton Chapel road is one that's all too familiar to the sound gunfire Sutton told News 12.
"Gunshots go off everywhere." Sutton says, "But no one is expecting anyone to get shot, not a child getting killed."

Well, a child did get killed. He walked around in the Trinity Manor neighborhood. He went to school at Barton Chapel Elementary.
He lived in building four.

After finding out the charges that Darrell's uncle, Terrance Brown, is facing Sutton shook her head in disbelief.

"That's a child...that was an innocent child."

While she and her neighbors won't forget the little eight-year-old boy, Terrance Brown isn't very far from her thoughts either.

"I am just praying that they--that they have mercy on his soul."

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A man has been indicted on felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during a crime in the October shooting of his 8-year-old nephew.

According to investigators, Terrance Brown removed a Smith and Wasson 9 millimeter handgun from his hoodie pocket to place on top of a fridge inside a Trinity Manor apartment. They say while doing this he accidentally pulled the trigger, striking 8-year-old Darrell Brown on the left side of the back.

Investigators say Darrell was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m. on October 1 at Doctors Hospital.



Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Arrest warrants for a man facing involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm charges provides more details in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy.

Investigators say Terrance Brown removed a Smith and Wasson 9 millimeter handgun from his hoodie pocket to place on top of a fridge. They say while doing this he accidentally pulled the trigger, striking 8-year-old Darrell Brown on the left side of the back.

Investigators say Darrell was pronounced dead at 2:11 Sunday afternoon at the Doctors Hospital Emergency Room.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Bond has been set at $20,000 for a man arrested in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy.

Deputies charged Terrance Brown, 26, with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Deputies say he was the boy's uncle.

Darrell Brown, 8, lived on the 2300 Block of Barton Chapel Road, where the shooting happened. Terrance Brown, who is a relative, is from the 2400 Block of Amsterdam Drive.

The coroner says Darrell Brown was pronounced dead at 2:11 Sunday afternoon at the Doctors Hospital Emergency Room.



Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

7:04 p.m.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy.

Deputies charged Terrance Brown, 26, with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Deputies say he was the boy's uncle.

Darrell Brown, 8, lived on the 2300 Block of Barton Chapel Road, where the shooting happened. Terrance Brown, who is a relative, is from the 2400 Block of Amsterdam Drive.

The coroner says Darrell Brown was pronounced dead at 2:11 Sunday afternoon at the Doctors Hospital Emergency Room.

6:01 p.m.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Coroner says an 8-year-old boy died after he was shot by a family member on Barton Chapel Road.

The coroner says Darrell Brown was pronounced dead at 2:11 Sunday afternoon at the Doctors Hospital Emergency Room.

Investigators say after Brown was shot, neighbors took him to the hospital.

The boy died from a single gunshot wound.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Coroner are investigating.



3:18 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting involving a juvenile.

Deputies were called to the scene on the 2300 Block of Barton Chapel Road.

Investigators say the juvenile was taken to Augusta University Medical Center for life-threatening injuries.

News 12 NBC 26 has a crew on the way and will continue to keep you updated on this developing story.