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Teenager killed by cousin in fight over video game controller

By Mason White 3:42 PM October 7, 2015
Bobby Baker 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A family is shocked over the sudden death of a teenage boy.

A teenager of Alabama, was fatally shot in his own bedroom during a fight with his cousin over a video gaming device.

18-year-old Bobby Baker was hit in the chest at his home in Birmingham, around 11:45 p.m. on Friday.

Officials said that the fight started when the cousin went into Baker’s bedroom and pushed the controller out of his hand.

When the two began wrestling for the controller, the cousin removed a pistol from his waist and the cousins fought over the gun. It fired a shot and Baker was wounded, police said.

The 21-year-old cousin, whose name was not released by police, was arrested.

Baker’s sister said that the cousins were very close friends. She believed that the boys were just playing around and wrestling as they always do when the gun accidentally went off and shot Baker in the chest.

The sister said that Baker recently graduated from high school and had been planning to join the army.

The prosecutor will decided whether to charge the 21-year-old man with murder or if the shooting was accidental.