Teen charged with reckless murder in death of 15-year-old

Published: Dec. 14, 2015 at 6:34 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2016 at 7:01 PM CST
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old in the shooting death of 15-year-old Deandre Pettus of Montgomery over the weekend.

Deshun Watts of Montgomery was charged with one count of reckless murder.

According to court documents, Watts was playing with a loaded gun, and Pettus was shot in the head.

The shooting happened Saturday in the 400 block of Ogden Avenue around  2:15 p.m. Pettus was transported to a local hospital where he died on Sunday.

Watts was taken into custody Saturday and was held under a $350,000 bond in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

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