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No charges in death of Wilson teen

Posted July 2, 2008 11:59 a.m. EDT

— Wilson police have decided not to file charges in the death of Devonta Maykell Carpenter , 13, Saturday.

Investigators ruled that the shooting was accidental. They believe the teen was handling a gun when the accident occured.

Officers found Devonta Maykell Carpenter at his grandmother's house at 1106 Churchill Ave. around 4:50 p.m. Saturday. He had been shot in the chest and was transported to Wilson Medical Center, where he died.