A teenage boy was found dead in Swifton last Thursday night from what police to believe to be an accidental shooting.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, officers found 14-year-old Issac Odell Williams, Newport, dead from from a gunshot wound to the face at a residence in Swifton. Police believe the shooting was accidental, but continue to investigate the case. Continue to follow the Newport Independent as more information becomes available.