BELLEVIEW, Fla. (TCD) -- Two teens were arrested last week after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot while he and his friend took turns shooting at each other while they traded off wearing body armor.
According to a statement, on Sunday, April 3, Belleview Police Department officers responded to a shooting call on the 10400 block of SE 52nd Court and found the victim, Christopher Leroy Broad Jr., with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.
Belleview Police detectives reportedly discovered during the investigation that on the day of Broad’s shooting, he and 17-year-old Joshua Vining "were taking turns shooting at each other while wearing a vest which contained a form of body armor."
Vining allegedly aimed at Broad, and Broad was hit. Belleview Police arrested Vining on April 7 for aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm. Colton Whitler, 17, was also taken into custody because he allegedly "misled officials with inaccurate information about what took place and who shot Broad."