MADISON, Tenn. - A 16-year-old was shot and killed in Madison, and police confirmed a 12-year-old girl was responsible.
Officers were called to the 200 block of East Palestine Avenue at the Falcon View complex, just off Gallatin Pike, at 3:25 a.m. Sunday.
When police arrived, the doors to an apartment were open, and there were multiple people inside, including several juvenile girls. The 16-year-old female, identified as Brentice Wilson, was found shot inside the apartment, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The apartment tenant was the 12-year-old girl's grandmother.
According to reports, the girls snuck out of the apartment without the grandmother's knowledge. Police said they went to a nearby parking lot, pulled on car door handles, found an unlocked vehicle, and burglarized it.
A loaded semi-automatic pistol was taken during the burglary.
Authorities said the girls took the gun back to the apartment, and reports stated the 12-year-old allegedly handled it and pointed it at other girls when it discharged, killing Wilson.
Officials confirmed the 12-year-old was being charged at Juvenile Court with criminal homicide. Her identity was not released.
The investigation remained ongoing.