ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford teenager arrested for killing his friend says he's not guilty.
Philip Futrell,19, is accused of shooting Joshua Williams, 19, to death. Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies found Williams' body inside a home on DeAnna Drive in North Rockford back in June.
Investigators say the two were with several friends when a shot gun went off, hitting Williams in the head.
Futrell has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Phillip Futrell, 19, has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. The victim and suspect were at Futrell's home in the 1000 block of DeAnna Drive with several other people when the shotgun was discharged.
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says a shotgun was recovered at the scene. The charge against Futrell was authorized after review with the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office. Futrell has been lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies say they found Joshua Williams dead around 1:30 a.m. in a home just outside Machesney Park in the 1100 block of Deanna Drive.
The victim did not live at that home. According to the coroner's office, Williams was with some people when a gun went off. The Sheriff's Department has taken one man into custody who returned to the house early this morning.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 19 year old male who was found dead inside a home in the 1100 block of Deanna Drive from an apparent shot gun wound.
Police were called to the home just after 1:30 Tuesday morning.The victim was not a resident of the home, however when deputies arrived at the scene there was no one else inside.
A man later returned to the residence and he was taken into custody.
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting. At this point, no charges have been filed.