Charges against a 16-year-old boy were upgraded to reckless homicide Tuesday after a 14-year-old boy died from gunshot wound to the head while the two played with a gun.
Gabriel Mejia succumbed to his injury Friday, two days after he was shot inside a Fairvew Avenue home.
The 16-year-old was initially charged with assault, tampering with evidence for allegedly trying to hide the gun and discharging a firearm within city limits.
He is held at the Butler County juvenile jail.
Hamilton police are looking into how the 16-year-old came into possession of the gun before he took it into the home.
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