CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – A 13-year-old has been arrested for allegedly killing a 15-year-old in Canton.

Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said the shooting happened on Friday, October 6 around 6:00 p.m. on Frost Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim, 15-year-old Larry Taylor, with one gunshot wound.

The 13-year-old suspect, Tristin Johnson, has been charged with negligence and manslaughter. Brown said another juvenile, who has not been identified, has been charged with accessory after the fact.

The Canton Public School District released a statement on the passing of Taylor.

The Canton Public School District Family extends its heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Porter Middle School student Larry Taylor. You are in our prayers as we mourn with you over the loss of your loved one.

Canton Public School District