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Auburn police: Teen killed in accidental shooting

An Auburn teen was killed in an accidental shooting Sunday evening, police said.

According to a press release from Auburn police, officers received a report of shots fired at a residence in the 800 block of Lundsford Drive at around 7:09 p.m. As they were responding to the area, a vehicle with its emergency flashers on flagged down a patrol unit on North Donahue Drive near Greentree Terrace, police said.

Police found 15-year-old Jamon M. Baker in the car suffering from a gunshot wound and being transported to the hospital. Police said an ambulance responded and transported Baker to East Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:53 p.m.

At this time, the shooting appears to be accidental, police said. Investigators determined that the shooting occurred inside Baker's house on Lunsford Drive.

The man police say is the shooter, 20-year-old Demario A. Pitts, later turned himself in at the Auburn police division.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Auburn Police Division detectives at (334) 501-3140 or anonymously by voice or text on the tip line at (334) 246-1391.

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