They were both guests in a home with so many guns you can easily pick up the wrong one. That's your gun paradise Vermont for you.The alleged shooter apparently tried to prank his sleeping friend by waking him up with the loud sound of an air rifle.
However, the man mistakenly used a real rifle in the prank.
Nicholas Bell, 23, was charged with manslaughter after the incident Thursday, Manchester.
"The accused fired the weapon, which was a loaded .22 cal rifle hitting the [victim] in the chest," a police statement said. "The victim died at the scene."
The victim was identified as 24-year-old Jeffrey Charbonneau.
Both men were guests at the Manchester home where the shooting occurred, police said.
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