Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Lawful Florida Gun Owner Shoots and Kills his Friend Unintentionally - No Charges - Lengthy Investigation Continues
Kyle Guessford, the shooter
Austin Brunson, the dead friend
Local news reports
Manatee County, Florida -- A roommate was showing off his new pistol and accidentally shot, and killed, his roommate.
Kyle Guessford and Austin Brunson were at their home on 50th Avenue in Bradenton with two other people who were visiting. Kyle was in his room checking out several accessories he had just purchased for his pistol and came out his new firearm in his hand.
As he entered the living room he switched the weapon mounted flashlight on and the firearm discharged hitting Austin in the head.
Austin was pronounced dead when the EMS arrived.
There was no fighting or arguing prior to the incident which appears to be accidental. The investigation continues.