Teen charged in accidental shooting death of friend (VIDEO)

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A 17-year-old boy is facing charges for the accidental shooting death of his friend Saturday afternoon in University City, Missouri.

Dashon Gavin, 17, of Florissant, is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. He is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

Police say Gavin and his friend, 17-year-old Alvin Sanders, were playing with guns shortly before 2 p.m. when Gavin aimed a gun at Sanders and pulled the trigger, apparently not realizing the gun was loaded. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Sanders with a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.

Gavin admitted to authorities he pulled the trigger but did not intent to harm his friend. Investigators have not said where the teens found the guns or to who they belong.

[ KMOV ]