The name of a Wells County teen who died after being shot in the head has been released, and his death has been ruled a homicide.
A ruling of “homicide” means that an individual died as a result of an action performed by another human being.
The Indiana State Police for an earlier story said the shooting appeared to be the result of a gun-cleaning accident.
Eighteen-year old Heath Bumgarner of Uniondale was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at a Fort Hospital.
He had been cleaning guns with a 19-year-old friend Saturday afternoon at a home just outside Markle.
As the 19-year-old was handling a handgun, it fired a .45-caliber bullet that struck the 18-year-old in the head, police said.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Wells County Prosecutor’s Office, the Indiana State Police and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.