PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman is under arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a Pembroke Pines teen.
Fifteen-year-old Achilles Lopez was killed in what police describe as an accidental shooting.
They said a relative, 24-year-old Francy Marcos, pulled the trigger.
It happened on June 11, at their home near Southwest 180th Avenue and 12th Street.
Carlos Santos was inside the Lopez family’s Pembroke Pines home when his friend Achilles was shot and killed.
“The last image I have of him is seeing him on the ground,” said Santos through a translator.
He had told his story days later.
“When we were about to leave, the relative kept playing with the gun, pointing it for example at me, the dogs, at Achilles,” said Santos.
Although at the time police would not identify the relative, they’ve now charged Marcos with manslaughter. Police said she is a friend of Achilles Lopez’s father.
Santos remembers feeling uneasy in the moments before the shooting, so he walked outside.
“Three seconds passed, then I heard a gunshot. I ran, and I saw Achilles on the floor. His chest was covered with blood,” said Santos.
Detectives said the shooting was unintentional but negligent. They haven’t yet released any other details.
Now, a young woman faces a felony charge and a teenage boy who dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player leaves behind his grieving family and teammates.
“It’s tough on us, and it’s tough on the boys, and you know, we as a club, we’re going to try to see if we can make sure that we take care of our kids,” said Coach Richard Jobson.
Marcos faces one felony charge of manslaughter with a firearm.
Her bond was set at $15,000, but Marcos has since bonded out of the Broward County jail.
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