SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Scottsdale Police have released the 911 call transcript of a shooting incident that left a 16-year-old boy dead. According to Scottsdale police, officers responded to a shooting call around 10:40 a.m. on Dec.13 near the intersection of 112th Place and Poinsettia Drive.
From what's on the transcript, the call captures audio from both the boy’s mother, Janelle Smith, and the boy’s sister, Haddie Smith. The boy is identified as Bridger Smith in his obituary and a GoFundMe page for the family.
“There was an accidental shooting,” Janelle is recorded saying in the 911 call. “We were putting the gun away, and it accidentally fired.”
The 911 operator asks, “Who? Who shot him, though?”
Janelle responds, “I didn’t mean to.”
According to Scottsdale police, officers arrived at the home and discovered the teen with a gunshot wound. During the 911 call, his sister says he was shot in the back.
Police say they recovered the handgun involved and interviewed family members who were home at the time. In the 911 call, Janelle says there were five or six people in the house.
Tuesday, police said they didn't have any updates on the investigation and didn't say if they're recommending charges in the case. Bridger was buried at the end of December in Wyoming.