PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA – The Florida man shot his friend in the chest with his empty chest rifle, according to police. The man faced murder charges.
Shea Michael Harkins pointed his Colt M4 rifle at his 26-year-old friend, Sean Cook, Thursday night, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office officials said.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Harkins’ friend was playing a video game.
Harkins told deputy sheriffs that he was pointing the rifle as a joke. He said that Cook said, “Are you going to shoot me?” Harkins was thinking the rifle was empty and he fired. However, the rifle contained a bullet. The bullet from the rifle hit Cook’s chest.
Cook was injured and taken to the hospital, where he died.
Authorities arrested Harkins and took him to Pinellas County Jail.
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|Karen Young, Canadian singer-songwriter|
Bill Barretta, American actor and puppeteer
|Alastair Lynch, Australian footballer and sportscaster|
|1972||Ilya Markov, Russian race walker|
|1973||Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player|
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