Barberton Police have arrested and charged Javen D. Foster in connection with the death of 15-year-old Christian Smith.
Foster, 19, of Canton, has been charged with reckless homicide, receiving stolen property and weapon under disability. He is in the Summit County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.
According to police, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Aug. 9, Foster and Smith were at a 27th Street Northwest residence, playing with a stolen gun when Foster accidentally shot Smith. The gun had been stolen earlier in the morning from an unlocked vehicle on 28th Street Northwest.