18-year-old dies in accidental shooting in Smithfield

Isle of Wight

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old has been charged with two felonies following an accidental shooting that killed another 18-year-old late March.

Smithfield Police say officers responded to Royal Farms at 1201 Church Street around 11 p.m. on March 30 for a shots fired call. A second caller stated a victim was located at the Smithfield Police Department.

Officers arrived at the police department and located a gunshot victim and three other individuals. The male victim, later identified as 18-year-old Austin McMillian from Isle of Wight, was transported to the hospital, but died a short time later.

Police say that after interviewing the three individuals involved, it appeared the shooting was accidental. 18-year-old Charles Wills, of Smithfield, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm.

No other details have been released. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.

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