Teen arrested after 15-year-old shot in face - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Teen arrested after 15-year-old shot in face

Corderious Fountain Source: JPD Corderious Fountain Source: JPD
Corderious Fountain Source: Facebook Corderious Fountain Source: Facebook
Corderious Fountain Source: Facebook Corderious Fountain Source: Facebook
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Jackson teen is recovering in a local hospital after being shot over the weekend.

He is listed in critical condition, with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Jackson police have arrested 17-year-old Corderious Fountain and charged him with aggravated assault for shooting a 15 year old Saturday evening.

We're told that it happened in Fountain's home at 634 Pine Lane.

Neighbor, Rodreekas Bush, says he heard Fountain screaming for help and rushed over to see if he could help.

He says the bullet struck the unidentified victim just above the eye.

Bush says, "I went in, saw the young man had been shot in the face, called 911. They directed me to tell the young man to apply pressure on the wound.  Called 911, and kept the man encouraged, telling him everything was going to be ok."

Bush says he believes Fountain and the victim were acquaintances.  

Going by his Facebook page, Fountain is no stranger to handguns.  

He has posted numerous pictures and videos to his wall, flaunting firearms, and not handling them safely.  

At one point it appears that he points a loaded gun at himself.  

In some of the posts he even makes threats using the weapons. Residents in the area say they're looking for ways to mentor area youth.

Neighbor Mac Epps says, "I think it's being misguided not knowing. Thinking that's the life they're supposed to live, and they don't have any other choices. I think what were trying to do is talk to them and encourage the and show them other options."

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