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UPDATE: Police arrest suspect after teen fatally shot in Fern Creek; victim identified

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  A 16-year-old is dead and a 17-year-old is charged with his murder.

WDRB's Fallon Glick spoke with another teen who witnessed the shooting. 

He says Desean Mitchell was shot with a gun found in the neighborhood. 

A friend of both the victim and the suspect -- who cannot be identified because he is underage -- says it was an accident that never should have happened. He told us he and his friends found a gun down the street, and that his friend -- who didn't think it was loaded -- jokingly pointed it 16-year-old Desean Mitchell and pulled the trigger.

Police say this shooting happened Thursday night around 8:30 on Hudson Lane in Fern Creek. Witnesses tried to give Mitchell CPR. Police say he later died in surgery at University Hospital, leaving his friends shock.

"He shot my friend in the head...and it was an accident," said the underage friend. "It was definitely an accident. It was never on purpose."

Police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect, who has been charged with murder and is being held at the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center.

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