12-year-old charged in death of 6-year-old in Savannah

Rico Hicks, Jr.
Rico Hicks, Jr.

SAVANNAH, Ga  (WSAV) — A 12-year-old boy is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

Rico Hicks, Jr. was outside of his home on West 50th Street on October 5th when he was shot. Investigators say the shooter, who is not identified due to his age, did not know the boy.

Hicks was laid to rest on October 5.

The circumstance surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

Savannah Chatham Metro Police tell News 3, the suspect is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

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