Colbert County's sheriff released more information Monday on a weekend shooting that landed a teenager in the hospital.
Early Saturday morning, Jesse Rainey, 15, was flown to UAB Children's Hospital from a home on Jones Road in Crooked Oak. He had been shot in the head during an apparent prank that went wrong.
Sheriff Ronnie May said nine teenage boys were at the home, which belonged to a relative of one of the teens. May said they brought a total of five handguns and two rifles to the house, which some parents were aware of.
May said a few members of the group walked outside and decided to play a prank on the rest of the group by acting as if the home were being broken into. He said the group cut the power to the house at the breaker box, and one of the teens crawled in through an exterior window, took some video games and hid in a bedroom closet.
Rainey went to turn the lights back on at the breaker box, near the bedroom closet where the teen was hiding. When Rainey opened the closet door, May said he was shot in the right side of his head with a .38-caliber revolver.
May said Rainey was not in on the prank. He is still in critical condition.
The sheriff turned over information in the case to the Colbert County district attorney Monday morning.