Cops: Juvenile gave teen gun before his accidental shooting death on Instagram


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Malachi Hemphill accidentally shot and killed himself Monday night. 

The shooting death was streamed on Instagram.

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal offered to pay for the teens funeral. 

A week after a teen’s accidental shooting death was streamed onto Instagram, Forest Park police arrested a juvenile they said gave the 13-year-old the gun. 

Officials say Malachi Nasi Hemphill of Forest Park, accidentally shot himself April 10 at his home on Pineridge Court, Maj. Chris Matson said. 

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Hemphill’s mother, Shaniqua Stephens, said she heard a loud bang, went upstairs and found her son shot, Channel 2 Action News reported. Hemphill’s camera phone was recording onto Instagram Live at the time. 

Authorities have not released the name of the juvenile accused of giving Hemphill the 9mm semi-automatic pistol and said he was charged with “numerous offences.” 

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal offered to pay for Hemphill’s funeral and said he sympathized with the boy’s mom. 

"No mother should have to go through this,” O’Neal said in a statement. “I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi’s family must be feeling. I just wanted to do what I could to help them at such a terrible time." 

No details on the funeral have been released.

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