Teen charged after accidentally shooting friend | Crime & Courts

An 18-year-old Kenosha resident reportedly accidentally shot his friend in the leg with a pistol that police found in the park.

US Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, spoke in the Senate on Tuesday April 13th about what he called a “public health crisis” of gun violence and actions Congress should pursue.

Jalen Fayne appeared in court on Thursday for injury from negligent use of a dangerous weapon.

According to the criminal complaint, the Kenosha Police were called to Froedtert Kenosha Hospital on November 10th to obtain a report on a young person with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police spoke to the 18-year-old Pleasant Prairie resident and learned that he had been shot in the lower leg and the bullet was stuck in his thigh.

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The teenager said he was with two friends, including Fayne, and they spent the day raking leaves in his great-grandmother’s house and then went to Red Arrow Park in Kenosha. In the park, the injured teenager told police, Fayne found a gun near a tree between the baseball bleachers and the church near the park. They then went to Fayne’s house, the injured teenager said, according to the complaint. He said Fayne took the gun out and said, “I don’t know what to do with it.”

While Fayne was showing him the gun, the teen said, it went off and hit him in the leg. He said he and Fayne did not quarrel or quarrel before he was shot and said it was an accidental discharge.

Fayne and his grandmother took the teenager to the hospital, with Fayne hiding the gun in the park. After interviewing those involved, police came to the park and found a 9mm pistol in a Crown Royal whiskey bag.

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