“District Attorney Jim Martin said in a statement that the suspect was with Perez and three other friends in the basement when Perez asked to see a shotgun,” washingtontimes.com reports. “Witnesses said he handed back the weapon to the teen, who had said it was unloaded, and the teen waved it and pointed it in the direction of the victim, and it discharged.” And so . . .
The Lehigh County [PA] district attorney’s office said Wednesday that the 16-year-old is charged in the April 8 shooting death of 17-year-old Chris Perez in Lower Macungie Township.
Is that right? Should people who mishandle firearms, death resulting, be charged with involuntary manslaughter?