NMSP: Father of teen suspect charged in fatal shooting

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QUESTA, N.M. – There’s new information Saturday night on a tragedy in northern New Mexico after a teenage girl was shot and killed.

New Mexico State Police say the shooting happened at a home in Questa Friday afternoon when four children under the age of 18 were hanging out at a house.

Police say a 14-year-old boy took out a handgun and shot a 13-year-old girl. The boy is facing a first-degree murder charge.

State police say the boy’s father, William Brown, owned the gun. They charged him under the new Bennie’s Law for being negligent when a minor gets a hold of their gun and someone dies.

They’re both in jail as of Saturday night.

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