Monroe County teenager dead after friends played with gun

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Monroe County teenager is dead after “horseplay” with a gun.

The fatal shooting happened Saturday around 1:30 a.m. at 175 Old Rumble Road, according to Allison Selman-Willis, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.

17-year-old Gabryon Walker was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health where he was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m.

Two teenagers at the home told deputies the gunman, 18-year-old Kaleb Oliver Greene, ran into nearby woods after the shooting.

“The suspect was horse playing,”  explained Selman-Willis. “It was really just being reckless with a weapon.”

Deputies searched the woods with the help of canines. Greene, who has a Byron address, was eventually located at a home in Houston County.

He is in the Monroe County Jail charged with involuntary manslaughter, pointing a gun at another and reckless conduct.

“Depending on the investigation, there could be additional charges,” said Selman-Willis.

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