SHREVEPORT -- A 14-year-old is recovering from a serious gunshot wound in Shreveport, while a 19-year-old has been booked on a charge of illegal use of a weapon.

Police say Jarrett Thigpen originally told authorities that someone broke into the home and shot the 14-year-old on Christmas Eve

Detectives later learned that several males were playing with a hand gun when it discharged and struck the victim.

Following the shooting, Thigpen allegedly hid the gun in a nearby field where police later found it and seized it as evidence.