On New Year’s Eve, Hodges, Carless and other teen boys were in a “makeshift shed” on a property on Riverlanding Circle around 4 p.m., according to police. Detectives said Hodges was showing the group a handgun when he accidentally fired a shot, Detective David Smith said in a statement. The shot hit Carless, who was sitting next to him.
“Carless succumbed to his injuries before help could arrive,” Smith said. “As officers were arriving on scene, Hodges was seen running between two homes, where he then took his own life with the handgun.”