GREAT FALLS (AP) — Great Falls police say a 10-year-old boy has been shot to death and a sixth-grader is facing a negligent homicide charge in Youth Court.
Police tell the Great Falls Tribune the shooting was reported at 7 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex. The 10-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The sixth-grader appeared before Judge Dirk Sandefur for a juvenile detention hearing and was released to his father's custody after investigators verified that all guns were removed from their apartment.
Sandefur says there was no factual basis that the shooting death was anything but reckless conduct negligent, but he said it was the responsibility of the father of the sixth-grader that there was a loaded gun in the apartment.