LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Thursday morning, a not guilty plea was entered on behalf of the 18-year-old accused of shooting his 13-year-old relative in the head.

Police say Davon Powell was holding the gun carelessly early Wednesday morning, when it went off and shot the girl. 

It happened on Rustic Way, near Rangeland Road in the Newburg neighborhood.

Officers say after the shooting, Powell tossed the gun into nearby bushes and ran away. He was arrested a short time later.

Investigators say Powell confessed to shooting the victim -- and said he ran because he was afraid the gun was stolen.

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