18-year-old in coma after being shot in the head by 19-year-old in Camden County, authorities say

North Carolina

Tristian Swartz

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old is in a coma after being shot in the head Sunday night in Camden County.

The shooting happened in a private driveway on Spencers Ave. in South Mills, per Camden Sheriff Kevin Jones.

Tristian Swartz was behind the wheel of a car with two others inside, 19-year-old Jelin Emmanuel Files and a female passenger. Authorities say Files, of South Mills, pulled out a gun and shot Swartz in the head.

Jelin Emmanuel Files

Swartz was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was in a coma as of Friday.

Files was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious bodily injury.

No other details in the case are available, but Swartz’s father says there will be a prayer vigil for him Saturday night in Chesapeake.

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