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Crime: Teen, grandfather charged in shooting death of 13-year-old on far North Side

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A teenager and his grandfather were arrested Monday afternoon in connection to a fatal shooting of a 13-year-old on the far North Side, officials said.

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The 14-year-old was charged with manslaughter for shooting Ignacio Romo Jr. in the head while playing with a semi-automatic rifle in the 900 block of Pine Eagle Lane on Sept. 28, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Monday afternoon.

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The gun was given to the 14-year-old as a gift from his grandfather Robert Lee Voigt, Salazar said.

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Voigt, 75, was charged with making a firearm accessible to a child involving serious bodily injury or death.

Deputies were first told by the 14-year-old that Romo shot himself in the head. After further investigation, deputies determined that the 14-year-old suspect pulled the trigger and was holding the weapon when Romo was shot, Salazar said.

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The 14-year-old took the gun from his house to clean the weapon and took it into Romo's RV where other children were as well, Salazar said.

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