Dominique Barnett, 24, was showing his gun off to friends early Sunday when he accidentally shot best pal Jerrod Taylor, killing him. Overcome with grief, Barnett then turned the gun on himself, police said.
A Los Angeles man was playing with a gun when he accidentally shot his best friend — and then, in a moment of intense grief, committed suicide in front of a crowd of their friends, authorities said. Dominique Barnett, 24, was showing off his piece to around 10 friends hanging out in front of Jerrod Taylor's Willowbrook home early Sunday when the gun suddenly went off, striking Taylor with a single round,CBS Los Angeles reported.
Taylor, 23, would die later at a local hospital.
Overcome with guilt by what he'd done to his best friend, Barnett then shot himself in the head at the scene.
Police described the grim turn of events as an accident brought on by the collision of tragic luck and a loaded gun.
Witnesses said Taylor was upset Barnett was showing the gun off and was trying to take it away from him when it went off,CBS Los Angeles reported.