Sheriff: Teen arrested after shooting another teen - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Sheriff: Teen arrested after shooting another teen

Joseph O. Mooney (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office) Joseph O. Mooney (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KAIT) -

A 17-year-old is in jail following a reported accidental shooting over the weekend.

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says it happened in Deering on 2nd St. The 911 call about the shooting came in Sunday around 12:39 p.m.

Deputies arrived minutes later and found a 16-year-old male was shot in the head by a 17-year-old male.

The victim was flown from the scene by helicopter to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis then transferred to the MED.

According to Greenwell, the initial investigation showed the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect told investigators "he was only trying to scare the victim" and did not think the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger.

The 17-year-old identified as Joseph O. Mooney of Deering was arrested at the scene.

Mooney is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a firearm.

A cash-only bond was set at $250,000.

Mooney will appear in court for arraignment Thursday morning.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arrest made in robbery case

    Arrest made in robbery case

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-18 21:15:41 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)(Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

  • breaking

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-18 20:53:12 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-02-18 21:02:16 GMT

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

  • Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-18 20:58:39 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department)(Source: Dexter Police Department)

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

Powered by Frankly