Teen arrested in shooting death of boy in Newark

December 21, 2010 3:09:39 AM PST
A teenager is under arrest in Newark, accused in a deadly shooting that claimed the life of his 16-year-old friend.

Ronald Cocroft, Jr., was shot in the head in front of his home on Lindsley Avenue Sunday night.

Police say 18-year-old Kristin Best, of Newark, is charged with aggravated manslaughter and weapons charges.

Authorities say Best was showing Cocroft the gun and it accidentally went off.

The victim's parents say their son was an A student and talented football player who stayed out of trouble.


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