UPDATE: East Ridge police upgrade charges for 15 y/o charged in Bennett Rd. shooting.
Charges have changed from aggravated assault to reckless homicide for the 15-year-old that shot Monserrate Ferrer.
UPDATE: East Ridge Police Department tells Channel 3 that they have upgraded the charges to reckless homicide for the 15-year-old that killed Monserratte Ferrer, last week.
Initial charges for the teen were aggravated assault.
This is a developing story stay with Channel 3 for updates.
PREVIOUS STORY: The East Ridge Police Department has confirmed that Monserrate Ferrer, the 16-year-old male shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died.
Investigators will meet early this week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case.
Police say a 16-year-old was shot in the head in East Ridge Friday.
It happened at a home in the 4200 block of Bennett Road around 12:30 p.m.
Police say the teen was found in a bedroom with a 15-year-old friend and a .380 semi-automatic handgun.
Emergency workers were able to stabilize the victim and took him to a local hospital.
Investigators say the teens are friends, and they do not know why the boys were not at school.
East Ridge Police Captain Tim Mullinax says the 15-year-old friend has been charged with aggravated assault.