Police: 15-Year-Old Springdale Boy Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Teen In Neck

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A 15-year-old Springdale boy was arrested on Thursday (March 2) after he allegedly accidentally shot another teen in the neck.

An 18-year-old Springdale man was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale with a gunshot wound to the neck on Thursday, according to a Springdale Police Department press release. The man is in critical condition.

Officers were dispatched to a Sunnydale Street home shortly before 3 p.m., where they found the man with the gunshot wound, the release states. A 15-year-old boy was also at the home, and police determined that the shooting was an accident.

After consulting the Washington County prosecutor, the boy was arrested and is facing charges of first degree battery, firing a gun inside city limits, and possession of firearm by certain persons, according to the release.

Police said the teen is facing the charge because they believe he was acting recklessly with the handgun when he was shot.

The investigation is continuing.