Man pleads guilty to shooting boy

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A man has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a 12-year old boy.

Avante Flesch was accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Marqueis Gray. Police say they responded to a call of shots fired in November. They found Gray had been shot in the chest.

The family says Flesch was a family friend. A police report says Flesch was in the living room with Gray and his siblings.

There was a gun on the couch and Flesch started playing with it. The gun fired and Gray was hit. Flesch will be sentenced in August.

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