Boy Shot; Teenager Arrest in Carlsbad

A Carlsbad teenager has been arrested and jailed for shooting an 8 year-old boy. 18 year-old Keyon Mason is identified in jail records as the man charged with abandonment of a child and other charges. The shooting happened in the 100 block of South 3rd Street. The boy has now been transferred to a hospital in El Paso, Texas. Police say that Mason said that he and the boy were “playing” when the .22 revolver discharged. However, two shell casings werre discovered lodged in a wall of the home. Mason then admitted he knew the gun was loaded when he pointed it at the boy. It is unclear how bond Mason is being held on, but a preliminary hearing in court has not yet been scheduled.