Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Police make arrest after teen accidentally kills himself while live on Instagram

The family and friends of a Forest Park teenager hold a vigil after he was killed on Instagram Live The family and friends of a Forest Park teenager hold a vigil after he was killed on Instagram Live
Sherri Watson | 18 April, 2017, 03:09

The Atlanta middle school student died shortly after he was taken to a local hospital.

O'Neal, who is well-respected for his community involvement in the Atlanta area, offered this statement on Hemphill's death: "No mother should have to go through this". "I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi Hemphill's family must be feeling".

WXIA reported that his friends watching the video had warned Malachi to put the safety on the gun, and it went off as he proceeded to do so.

Police and family members have said that they hope the accident can serve as a warning to parents and their children to beware of the dangers of playing with guns. We found him laying there in a pool of blood.

'We kicked in the door. "He was only just 13".

Stephens said she wasn't sure how her son got a gold of the gun but investigators are looking to find out which of Hemphill's friends gave it to him.

Well, we're happy that O'Neal has done such an fantastic thing for Hemphill's family and our hearts go out to them during this incredibly painful time. "Just the thought of me seeing him on the floor will never leave my brain", Stephens said.

Family members had previously said that they did not know where Hemphill had gotten the gun from. "And Maybe Malachi would still be here with his friends dancing and joking around".

She told 11Alive that she that immediately "knew something was wrong".

The same week, aspiring Hollywood actor Frederick Jay Bowdy shot himself while broadcasting on Facebook Live, weeks after 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis, of Georgia, broadcast her own suicide.