Sunday, May 10, 2015

Louisiana Teen Accidentally Killed By Friend Playing with a Gun - Shooter Arrested Immediately

Local news

A Lafayette teen was killed Saturday when he was accidentally shot in the face.

According 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 dead.

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.

Beloney 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.

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