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Warrant: Teen was playing with pistol before shooting

Posted July 9, 2008 2:18 p.m. EDT

— Search warrants returned Tuesday in the shooting death of a Raleigh teenager state he and the man charged in his death were playing with a pistol and pointing it at each other when it went off.

Damien Dunn, 14, died from a gunshot wound at a home in the Walnut Terrace community.

Fruikwan Dion Rashard Stewart, 18, was indicted Monday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon in the case.

Eboni Dominique Mitchell, who authorities say helped Stewart escape from police, was indicted on accessory after the fact to involuntary manslaughter. According to the warrants, Mitchell was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.

His mother, who had been recovering at WakeMed after having her leg amputated, found out six days later her son had died.

Dunn was known as a friendly seventh-grader at West Cary Middle School who loved sports, worked at the Boys and Girls Club and played drums in the Helping Hand Mission Marching Band.