A shooting that took the life of 15-year-old Jalen Levier in Opelousas on August 16 has been ruled an accident by Opelousas Police.

According to our news partners at KATC, Levier died at his home on Fern Street when the gun went off as he and another 15-year-old juvenile were examining it. Investigators say the juvenile has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Police are still trying to figure out how the teen got a hold of the gun from the original owner.