16-year-old shoots uncle after family argument, turns himself in to police: Report

year old shoots uncle after family argument turns himself into police
Source: St. Petersburg Police Department, Mega

Jul. 30 2021, Published 1:34 p.m. ET

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A 16-year-old Florida boy fatally shot his 37-year-old uncle after a family argument and now officials say he turned himself in on a murder charge.

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Around 11:45 p.m. on July 20, police say teenager Carlos McNair and his uncle, Anthony Tyrone Link, got into an argument during a family gathering in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Officials said family members told Link to leave the gathering and as he was leaving in his car, McNair pulled out a gun and opened fire on his uncle.

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Police said one round hit Link in the abdomen, but he drove away. However, he did not get far before crashing his Mercedes-Benz, authorities said.

The crash took place about a half-mile from the barbershop Link owned, police said.

Link operated the barbershop for about nine years and people in the neighborhood set up a memorial at the barbershop and called him an asset to the community and a man with a good heart, the Tampa Bay Times stated.

On July 28, McNair walked into the St. Petersburg Police Department and turned himself in to police, authorities said.

Police said McNair faces a second-degree murder charge, but they are still investigating and more charges could be added.

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