SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teen is now charged with manslaughter in the death of another teen who was shot in the face with a stolen gun.
News outlets report 16-year-old Jacob Taylor Isbell was initially charged as an adult with assault in the Friday death of 17-year-old Anthony Scott. The charge was upgraded after Scott died.
Scottsboro police Capt. Erik Dohring says several minors were playing with guns last week and one of the weapons went off, hitting Scott in the face. He says the guns have been linked to a series of weapon thefts in the area. A minor was arrested on a theft charge.
Isbell was being held at the county jail with a bail of $100,000. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.