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Teen Accused of Shooting 7-Year-Old Boy Turns Surrenders in Moon

The 16-year-old is accused in the Fayette County shooting.

A 16-year-old accused of shooting a 7-year-old in Fayette County turned himself in today to in Moon. 

Deago Eddings, of Uniontown, is accused of shooting 7-year-old Ammar-e Williams in the chest on July 3 in Redstone Township, PA. The two were playing in the woods near the community's Hunter's Ridge Housing Complex when the shooting occurred, according to reports.

The child is in stable condition at stable condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, KDKA reports.

Accompanied by his mother and defense attorney, Eddings turned himself in this afternoon to Pennsylvania State Police in Moon. It is unclear why he chose to surrender himself to the Moon barracks.

He is charged with attempted homicide. He will be transported to Fayette County to be prosecuted.

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Don July 11, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Well, of course he turned himself in - after his face was plastered all over the news. It is a shame, however, that his slick lawyer portrays him as a "handsome young man" who is grieving. What about the 7 year old victim who will be in a wheelchair for months, maybe years, to come? Why did this "handsome" young man have a gun? Where did he get it? Why was a 16 yr. old playing in the woods with a 7 yr. old? Why did it take a week - A WEEK - for his family to do the right thing and bring him in to the police?

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