Whitesburg KY

BB pierced boy’s heart


An attorney says an 11-year-old boy shot with a BB gun died because the BB pierced his heart.

Attorney John DeCamillis is representing the mother and stepfather of Dallas Barnes, who was shot Sunday by his 16-yearold uncle. No criminal charges were expected to be filed.

DeCamillis told The
that the BB penetrated between the younger boy’s ribs and entered his right ventricle and artery.

Police say the boys thought they were playing with empty air guns when the older boy fired at the younger one.

DeCamillis called it “an unbelievably tragic event” for the family.

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