CHESAPEAKE -- Police on Monday said a warrant was secured to charge the 15-year-old with involuntary manslaughter.
The family of the 16-year-old who died calls it an accident.
They say Jovan Lindsey and the 15-year-old, his best friend, were playing around with a gun Thursday night when it went off.
They were outside his Cobblewood Arch home.
The 16-year-old died Friday afternoon, police said.
The 15-year-old was initially charged with possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment.
He's being held at Chesapeake Juvenile Services.
Police say the investigation continues into who owns the gun.