Teen indicted on manslaughter charge in boy’s shooting death

November 15, 2018

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A teenager accused of shooting another youth at a southern New Jersey home has been indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges.

Atlantic County prosecutors say 18-year-old Ernesto Contreras Jimenez also faces two weapons counts in the indictment handed up by a county grand jury. It was made public Wednesday.

The Egg Harbor teen initially was charged as a juvenile after the shooting of 16-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez-Santos Jr. on Jan. 26 in Egg Harbor. Jimenez was 17 at the time, but a judge moved his case to adult court in September.

Authorities say someone called police and said a child had fallen down the stairs at the home. But during the 911 call, another person got on the phone and said a shooting had occurred.

A motive has not been disclosed.

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