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IMPD: 15-year-old's fatal shooting an accident

Posted at 7:35 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 00:21:14-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The death of a 15-year-old shot in the head last week has been ruled an accidental homicide.

Dewaun Rockingham, 15, was rushed to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition on June 22.

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Family members told police the teen had accidentally shot himself in the forehead while playing with a gun.

Indianapolis police said Thursday the Marion County Coroner's office had ruled the death a homicide – but police believe it was accidental.

No charges have been filed in Rockingham's death.