Teen who allegedly shot friend being released pending charges

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The Puyallup 13-year-old who allegedly shot and killed his friend on accident while handling a shotgun will be released from Pierce County Juvenile Detention pending charges, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office.

The Prosecutor's Office does not consider the teen to be a danger to the community and is still reviewing evidence prior to possibly filing charges.

“It is more important to make the right decision than a quick decision,” Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a press release. “After we’ve reviewed all the reports and we have all the evidence, we will issue a decision.”

According to the Puyallup Police Department, 13-year-old victim Eddie Holmes was at a friend's house when the friend took a shotgun out of the master bedroom to show off.

He handed the gun to another boy, who pulled the trigger, shooting Holmes in the chest, according to police. Holmes would die of his wounds at Tacoma General Hospital.

The teen who reportedly shot Holmes was being held for investigation of manslaughter.