Teen Charged After 15-Year-Old Boy Shot in Head at Maryland Home

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NBC Washington

Detectives have arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy with shooting his friend inside a home in Landover, Maryland, police say.

The 15-year-old victim remains in critical condition after he was shot in the head in the basement of the home on Dorman Street on Wednesday, police say.

Prince George's County police said an investigation revealed Edwin Munoz Hernandez was drinking alcohol with the victim in the house.

Police said Hernandez admitted to playing with two guns and while handling them he pointed one of them at his friend and pulled the trigger.

Hernandez was charged as an adult with first-degree assault and related handgun charges, police said Thursday.

Sources previously told News4 a grandfather was upstairs in the house at the time.

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