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Metro Detroit teen dies after being shot in the head by friend

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 15:53:07-04

A Lake Orion 14-year-old who was shot in the head by his friend last weekend in Pontiac has died, according to his father's Facebook page and according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner.

Solomon Bonner was at his home last Saturday night with three other friends when the shooting had occurred. After interviewing the teens, they identified his 14-year-old best friend as the shooter. They also found a .32-caliber handgun in the backyard.

Bonner was taken to the hospital in critical condition on Saturday night but died today.

He was a standout athlete, recently a quarterback and running back for the Pontiac Panthers.

The suspected shooter said he bought the handgun about a year ago from someone when he would have been just 13 years old.