Uncle charged in boy's shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Uncle charged in boy's shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - The uncle of an 11-year-old boy who was shot earlier this week has been charged in the incident.

Jimmie Echols is charged with aggravated assault. His nephew, Deontay Smith, was shot in the back Wednesday night while playing basketball with his brothers in front of their Hickory Hill home.

Police discovered a makeshift shooting range near the boy's home, but it's not clear if the bullet was fired from there.

The boy was treated at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center and has since been released.  

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