Man charged after teen accidentally shot in head at Midtown cafe

Published: Jan. 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 at 1:19 PM CST
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(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 17-year-old was shot in the head at E's Cafe in Midtown on Thursday morning, according to Memphis Police Department.

The shooting happened at the Union Avenue restaurant around 5 a.m.

The teen was shot in the head and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said the teen and a friend were playing with a handgun when it went off by accident.

Sherman Lackland, 21, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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