Teen in custody for shooting 14-year-old friend in the head

Posted at 8:24 AM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 18:13:03-04

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot overnight in Pontiac.

We're told it happened in the 100 block of Wall St. around 11:30 p.m., according to a neighbor.

Officials with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department tell us a suspect has been arrested and that the shooter is also a juvenile.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the 14-year-old was found in an upstairs bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to McLaren Hospital for treatment. He was eventually moved to Children's Hospital.

He was identified by family members as Solomon Bonner. He is a student at Waldon Middle School in Lake Orion. His father tells 7 Action News his vital signs are strong, but says it's in God's hands now.

Deputies say three other juveniles were at the home when the shooting occurred. After interviewing the teens, they identified a 14-year-old as the shooter. They also found a .32 caliber handgun used in the incident in the backyard. 

The 14-year-old was taken into custody and is being held at Children's Village. Deputies say the victim and the suspect are best friends and are trying to determine if it was an accidental shooting.