Acadia Parish Sherriff's Office responded to a shooting incident on Wednesday night at Meadows Apartments, just outside of Crowley.
APSO's investigation revealed the suspect, a 17-year-old, was handling a handgun when there was a accidental discharge, causing the bullet to struck the victim on the side of his head.
The victim is listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.
The 17-year-old suspect has been booked on charges of illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, possession of stolen property and negligent injury.
There was no issues between the two which led to this incident.