Four St. Louis men were reportedly “playing” with their newly purchased guns when one of them accidentally fired, shooting and killing a member of the group.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 22-year-old Demonte M. Turner said he was showing 21-year-old Spencer Weber how to disassemble and clean his .40-caliber pistol. Turner was not aware the gun was loaded and accidentally shot Weber in the head.
Weber was taken to a local hospital where he would later die.
Turner was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action related to Weber’s death.
Two other witnesses told law enforcement they had warned Weber and Turner to stop playing with their guns.