(TruthandLiberty.com) – Some people say boys will be boys but is that ever a good excuse to do something so outrageous it could cost someone their life? On Sunday, April 3, several teenagers apparently decided to test out body armor. About 70 miles northwest of Orlando, two teenagers took turns wearing a bullet-proof vest and firing a gun at each other.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered Christopher Broad Jr., 16, was shot and seriously wounded. They transported him to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Police arrested Joshua Vining and Colton Whitler, both 17 years old. Broad was wearing the bullet-proof vest when Vining shot him. Police charged the boy with aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm. Police accused Whitler of lying to them about who shot the teenager and how it happened.
Teen dead after he and another teen took turns shooting each other while wearing body armor: Police https://t.co/Z0Z9HYxrjW
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In addition, an 18-year-old videoed the shooting on a cellphone. The video supposedly shows Vining shooting Broad five times.
Typically, prosecutors don’t charge teenagers as adults, but officials made an exception in this case with both boys in custody. The tragedy raises questions about how the teens acquired the gun and bullet-proof vest. Vining could face up to 30 years in prison if a jury convicts him.
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