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A 15-year-old Auburn High School student and basketball player has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Police believe the victim's cousin is responsible, but so far he has not been charged.

The Auburn Police Division tells News Leader 9 when officers responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Lundford Drive they were flagged down by a car near Greentree Terrace. 

Inside the car, was Jamon Baker suffering from a gunshot wound. The Auburn High School basketball player was taken by ambulance to the East Alabama Medical Center, where he later died.
 
Witnesses say the shooting happened inside Baker's Lundford Drive home around 7:00 p.m. It appears the shooting was an accident.

His cousin, 20-year-old Demario Pitts of Opelika, turned himself in at the Auburn Police Division. 

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson says the handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was found in the home, police are trying to figure out who it belongs to.

The case is expected to be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury. They will decide whether or not Pitts will face any charges. 

If you have any information for detectives, please call 334-501-3140.

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