On Saturday, February 6, 2021, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office responded to Altamahaw Church Street in Elon in reference to a gunshot wound victim. Once on scene, Sheriff’s Office deputies determined that the victim was deceased. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Colby Dillon Bradley.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that a 15-year-old juvenile unintentionally discharged a Mosin-Nagant 7.62x54R bolt-action rifle that belonged to the victim. According to witnesses who were present, the juvenile was examining the rifle and believed the weapon was clear. The victim then entered the room and grabbed the rifle. When the juvenile attempted to pull the rifle away, the trigger was pressed which discharged the weapon.

According to the District Attorney, the juvenile will be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.