A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with acts of delinquency in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy on Harrison Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police arrested the boy on Thursday afternoon. The charges of delinquency, if it were committed by an adult, would constitute first-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.
On October 6, 2019, police found the body of 13-year-old K’Zure “Kay Kay” Credle in the area behind 133 Harrison Street at around 3:45 p.m.
An autopsy determined Credle’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head and manner of death was ruled a homicide, authorities said.
Credle and the other boy were hanging out together and playing with a handgun. The gun accidentally went off, hitting Credle in the back of the head as the other boy was playing with the weapon, authorities said.
Authorities said the matter has been Passaic County Family Court, Juvenile Part for further proceedings.