The teenager was brought to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later died from his injuries.
Stephen's 24-year-old brother David spoke to ABC News about the tragedy and shared the loving memory of his brother — who was one of the seven home-schooled children in the family. He said:
"No matter how calm you try to stay, there's no way to wipe the images away from your mind of your little brother bleeding out in your arms… He was the most outgoing, gregarious, friendly, loving person that you'd ever know."
David, who was at the range during the incident along with his 12-year-old sister, made it clear that his father never pointed the gun directly at Stephen — but instead the fatal shot went upward towards the ceiling and ricocheted down.
A few weeks before the accident, the gun shop shared to Facebook that "properly trained kids don't have accidents." As for this "freak breakdown", co-owner John Buchan offered his condolences, noting:
"There was a freak breakdown in the personal safety of owning and operating a firearm that never should've happened. I'm not trying to blame anybody, won't place blame on anybody. All I can say is it was a freak thing, and our thoughts are with the family."
Police are conducting an investigation, but there are no charges against Brumby at this time.
According to reports out Sunday morning, Angelina Jolie's political ambitions with the United Nations may have caused a rift between her and Brad Pitt, at least based on a source "close to the couple."
TMZ is reporting that Jolie's dream had been to become a top official with the UN -- which makes sense, considering all the charity work and traveling to developing nations that she does -- but that didn't fly at home with Brad.