$20K bond set in shooting death of Atlanta high school football player

A $20,000 bond has been set for a 17-year-old arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Mays High School football player, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jefferey Reeves appeared in court Tuesday after turning himself in at Atlanta police headquarters early Monday, accompanied by his mother.

Carlos Davis (left), Jefferey Reeves (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

It was less than 24 hours after the death of 15-year-old Carlos Davis II, Atlanta police Officer Lisa Bender said in a statement.

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The shooting, which happened about 7 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 800 block of Mercury Drive, was an accident, according to police. Carlos was visiting friends at the northwest Atlanta home when he was shot in a bedroom, Channel 2 reported.

“The investigation revealed that Reeves was playing with a pistol in a room full of people, including the victim, when the gun fired and the victim was shot,” Bender said.

Reeves faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He is due in court again March 20.

Friends, family members and teammates gathered Monday night on the Mays football field for a vigil.

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