LOS ANGELES  -- A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder for the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl at a Los Angeles home.

The district attorney's office said Monday it would seek to have the boy tried as an adult.

Police say the boy claims he accidentally shot Alexis Wallace in the lower back while playing with a gun Sunday night. Police believe the Wallace was the suspect's girlfriend.

The boy was being held Tuesday without bail at a juvenile hall. His identity was not released because of his age.