Accidental Shooting Leaves Teenager Dead; Man Charged

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By: Associated Press
March 9, 2015

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after an accidental shooting death.

The Miami Herald reported Monday that Josue Sanchez was arrested after he mishandled his gun and fatally shot 19-year-old Lazaro Martinez in a Hialeah parking lot Friday night.

Hialeah police say the 20-year-old Sanchez, Martinez and another person were smoking marijuana in a parking lot and were taking photos with the gun. Sanchez pulled the trigger, striking Martinez, who died Saturday.

Police say Sanchez was charged with manslaughter because he displayed a reckless disregard for safety while under the influence.

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