PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 14-year-old boy has died after being wounded a week ago when he was shot in an apparent accident while a friend was mishandling a firearm.
Sgt. Ann Justus on Monday identified the youth as Joseph Michaelson.
Police earlier reported that detectives had arrested a 16-year-old youth in connection with the Nov. 23 shooting that left Michaelson in critical condition.
Authorities did not release the name of the older teen, who was taken to a juvenile detention facility.
Officers say the 16-year-old fled after the shooting and believe he carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint to get away.
The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.