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Teen charged with manslaughter after gun play kills St. Elizabeth man

A 15-year-old who was playing with a gun accidentally shot a 20-year-old friend on Saturday (November 28), St Elizabeth police said.

Reports are that about 9:30 p.m., the 15-year-old was in the company of three other men playing with a firearm when an explosion was heard.

It was discovered that 20-year-old Steven Lewis, otherwise called ‘Top Shelf’, of Point district, was shot in the head.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital

Police officers arrested and charged the 15-year-old boy with Manslaughter and Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition following the incident.

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