WARREN — Criminal homicide charges have been filed against a Warren teen in the shooting death of Travis Dean Barnett.
Warren City Police have filed charges against Brennan Elijah-Font Collingwood, 16. Collingwood is accused of discharging a shotgun that resulted in the death of Barnett, 16, according to the Warren Times Observer.
Collingwood is being charged as an adult.
An Affidavit of Probable Cause by Warren City Police Investigator Anthony Chimenti filed in District Judge Art Zerbe's office, stated Chimenti was dispatched to Collingwood's residence, 26 Orchard St., at about 7:41 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, for a reported shooting.
The affidavit states Chimenti was the first police officer on scene, and he found Collingwood’s mother, Laurie Collingwood, coming out of the house's side entrance, yelling for Chimenti to help, the Warren Times-Observer reported.
Barnett was in the basement and Chimenti found Brennan Collingwood standing near a bed Barnett was lying on.
The affidavit also stated that Chimenti saw a black shotgun lying on the basement floor next to the bed, and that the defendant advised Chimenti the shotgun went off accidentally.
Brennan Collingwood was upset and stated that he had shot his friend and begged Chimenti for help.
The affidavit stated that Chimenti noticed a wound on the left side of Barnett's face, according to the Warren Times Observer.
According to the affidavit, Chimenti secured the shotgun — a Mossberg model 500 A, pump action — which was unloaded and made safe. Chimenti found four loaded rounds and one fired round inside the gun, according to the Warren Times Observer.
Barnett was pronounced dead by the Warren County coroner.
See the Journal's Friday, August 28th edition for full story.