Teen fatally shot, friend faces charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Metro Nashville police say a 17-year-old-boy has been charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of his friend. Both teenagers were in 10th grade at McGavock Comprehensive High School, where President Obama is scheduled to speak on Thursday.

Police said in a statement on Wednesday that the shooting happened at an apartment in Hermitage on Tuesday night when suspect Kaemon Robinson was playing with a pistol. It discharged, striking 15-year-old Kevin Barbee in the face. Barbee was taken to Summit Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are continuing to investigate.

An attorney for Robinson, Kyle Mothershead, said the teenager did not know the gun was loaded. He said his client “deeply regrets this tragedy and expresses his utmost sorrow” to Barbee’s family.