A Lafayette teen was killed Saturday when he was accidentally shot in the face.
to a press release from the Lafayette Police Department, officers
responded to reports of a shooting on the 1600 block of 12th Street.
There, they found an 18-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the
face. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced
Police arrested Anthony Beloney, 18, who told officers that
he and the victim were playing with a pistol, and, believing it to be
unloaded, he pointed it at the victim's face, the press release says.
was charged with negligent homicide and possession of marijuana. The
identity of the victim is being withheld, pending notification of the
victim's family. The investigation remains ongoing.