Arlington teen charged after police say 2-year-old brother shot himself with his gun

An Arlington teenager is facing charges after police say his 2-year-old brother shot and killed himself with the teen's gun earlier this month.

The teenager, who is not being named because of his age, was charged with one count of making a firearm accessible to a child resulting in death and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

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On April 4, Arlington officers responded to a home on Pocassett Drive after 2-year-old Rio Carrington shot himself.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators say the toddler found the gun inside his teenage brother's room.


Arlington toddler dies after shooting himself with sibling's gun, police say

Arlington police say that the boy, who was about to turn 3, found a gun in his teenage sibling's room and accidentally fired it.

Officers recovered two firearms at the home. Both were believed to have been the teen's.

Investigators are still working to find out how he got the guns.