Pre-teen charged in death of Savannah 6-year-old

Savannah, GA (WSAV)- A 12-year-old boy is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

Rico Hicks, Jr. was outside of his home on West 50th Street on October 5th when he was shot. Investigators say the shooter, who is not identified due to his age, did not know the boy.

Hicks was laid to rest on October 5th

The circumstance surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police tells News 3, the suspect is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

Anyone with any additional information should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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