Family of Cumberland 10-year-old shot and killed says death was not a homicide

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - The family of the 10-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Cumberland just one week ago is speaking this weekend for the first time.

The death of Anthony Harmon Junior was ruled a homicide, but his father and older sister say they disagree.

They’re calling it a terrible accident and not intentional.

AJ died after being shot in the head at the home of his 30-year-old sister in Berkshire Square Apartments.

Cumberland police say only young children and teens were present at the time of the shooting.

The family fears AJ was accidentally shot by one of the other children.

“I believe that somebody was playing with a gun they didn't have no business playing with and it accidentally went off and he got shot,” said AJ 's older sister Lakesha Hamilton.

The family is worried that one of the children could be charged.

AJ’s father, Anthony Harmon Senior says they are not sure where the gun came from or who it belonged to.

AJ just completed the 4th grade at Grassy Creek Elementary.

Services will be held this Tuesday at New Direction Church in Indianapolis.