A Scottsboro teenager, who suffered a gunshot wound Wednesday morning, has passed away.
Capt. Erik Dohring, of the Scottsboro Police Department, confirmed Friday morning the death of Anthony Scott.
According Dohring, the teenager was with several juveniles at a residence in the 19,000 block of Highway 35, playing with several handguns.
“While the juveniles were playing, one of the guns went off, and [the teenager] was shot in the face,” said Dohring.
Dohring said the victim was transported to Highlands Medical Center by the other juveniles, and later flown to Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dohring said the Scottsboro Police Department received multiple reports of breaking and entering of vehicles and thefts in around the area of the 19,000 block of Highway 35.
“The handguns from the shooting incident have been recovered and linked to those breaking and entering cases,” said Dohring.
Jacob Taylor Isbell, 16 of Scottsboro, was arrested and charged as an adult with assault first degree. Taylor was taken to the Jackson County Jail, where he was held on a $15,000 bond Wednesday. It was unclear if the teenager was still in jail Friday morning.
With Scott’s death, Dohring said charges are likely to escalate.
Dohring said a juvenile was also arrested and charged with theft first degree.