"Monitor their phones, just monitor your children. More now than anything,” Stephens added.
(11alive) Malachi Hemphill.
"I guess these were the kids that were watching on live that live in the area.” “There was about 40 to 50 kids outside," Stephens added.
It’s believed the weapon might have gone off as Hemphill was inserting a clip. Stephens later learned her son might have been pressured to load the handgun.
"My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!’” Stephens told 11alive Atlanta.
Her 13-year-old son had apparently live streamed the entire thing as dozens of friends looked on.
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“As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”
But what she discovered next is a mother’s worst nightmare.
When Stephens busted through her son’s bedroom door she found her teen boy lying in a pool of blood.
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Then her daughter noticed something that made Malachi Hemphill’s death all the more disturbing.
The teen allegedly obtained the weapon from a friend who received it from a third party.
home. A massive boom Monday night unsettled Shaniqua Stephens’ Forest Park, Ga.