Update: Teen’s mother arrested after accidental shooting in Englewood
UPDATED June 16, with arrest of teen’s mother.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WWSB) - The mother of a 17-year-old has been charged after her son accidentally shot a friend in a Charlotte County home in March, authorities said.
Lori Lynn Wik, 46, was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant for knowingly and willfully permitting her juvenile son to unlawfully posses a firearm. Wik was transported to the Charlotte County Jail.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputies say a juvenile female was shot and killed March 31 in a house on Euler Avenue in Englewood. During the initial investigation, deputies determined that the weapon was accidentally discharged by a 17-year-old male who was known but unrelated to the victim.
After a review of the investigation, the State Attorney’s Office found probable cause and on June 8 issued a warrant for the boy’s arrest on charges of manslaughter with a firearm, a first-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor.
The 17-year-old was placed into custody and transported to the Charlotte County Jail for processing.
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