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Mother: Shooting of McComb 10-year-old was "no accident"

Willie J. Wilkinson. Source: McComb Police Department Willie J. Wilkinson. Source: McComb Police Department
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MCCOMB, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A little boy was shot and killed in McComb, Wednesday night.

His mother has identified him as 10-year-old Jadarrious Wilkinson and she says that the shooting was no accident. 

His mother tells us that she believes that a pillow fight led up to the deadly shooting. She also says that Jadarrious had just started third grade yesterday.

Terrika Wilkinson, Jadarrious's mother said, "I guess my baby hit him too hard or whatever and he got mad about it but he was up in there playing with a gun in a house full of kids."

Chief Scott McKenzie said, "Accident?  On Purpose?  In the events that I kind of understand were probably taking place, you can call it what you want, it shouldn't have happened.  Shouldn't have been a handgun involved with the children around.  He shouldn't have had a handgun to begin with.">

Officers received reports of the shooting at the home on McComb Street at around 10:44 PM where they found Jadarrious unresponsive.

Emergency crews were unable to revive him, and he was later pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

22-year-old Willie J. Wilkinson Jr. was arrested on the scene.

Authorities say Wilkinson, who is related to the child, had been staying at the home where the shooting happened for the last 2 weeks.

Both the police chief and Jadarrious' mother say that Wilkinson's story of what happened has changed numerous times.

He is currently being held at Pike County Detention Center for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation. The McComb police chief tells us that charges will most likely be upgraded against him.

No bond has been set.

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