Kevin Jackson
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Kevin Jackson, 17, was shot Sept. 1 after an argument with a 15-year-old foe on a Southeast street in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Post.

That night, the 15-year-old left the argument but returned with a gun, shooting at Kevin a few times, the Post reports. Kevin was hit once in the back of the head. The 15-year-old reportedly admitted to firing the gun "two or four times."

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On Wednesday the teen pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge in D.C. Superior Court.

According to the Post, the young man is in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and could face a maximum of six years of detainment or supervision with the agency until he turns 21.

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"It’s a slap on the wrist,” Kevin’s older sister, Martina Brooks, said. "He’s facing the same amount of time for killing someone as if he was arrested for shoplifting."

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Kevin's family wanted the teen to be charged as an adult, but prosecutors chose to keep the case in juvenile court.

Read more at the Washington Post.