Meridian 18 Year Old Charged after Friend Shot and Killed
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KTVB) - A Meridian teenager was arrested Saturday night and charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say he accidentally shot another teen, killing him.
.Investigators say 18-year-old David Provencio and several other people had been smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol in the bedroom of an apartment near the intersection of East Franklin Road and Eagle Road. Provencio pointed what he thought was an unloaded handgun at the victim and pulled the trigger, police said. The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was hit in the head and pronounced dead a local hospital. Police say the first officers who arrived at the home were told the teen shot himself.
At least two adults and several young children were in the home at the time of the shooting. Police told KTVB Sunday evening that the 15-year-old lived in the apartment where the shooting occurred and that the suspect and victim were friends. Provencio was arrested on a charge of involuntary manslaughter and booked into the Ada County Jail early Sunday morning. If convicted on the charge, Provencio could face up to ten years in prison. He's expected to make his first court appearance Monday afternoon.