15-year-old Wendell boy killed as gun accidentally goes off

From staff reportsDecember 22, 2012 

— A 15-year-old Wendell boy died Friday night after a gun went off and shot him, according to the Johnston County Sheriff.

The boy, who name was not released, was at the home of Robert Furey at 200 David Road.

Furey was showing the boy a gun when it went off at 9:30 p.m., said Tammy Amaon, spokeswoman for the sheriff.

Furey was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is in the Johnston County Jail with no bond.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Robert Keith Furey has three convictions for driving while impaired, the most recent in October 2011.

Amaon said she did not know the make of gun or where the boy was shot.

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