Georgia teen charged in accidental shooting death of friend

Georgia teen charged in accidental shooting death of friend


A 17-year-old is facing manslaughter charges in the accidental shooting death of a Georgia high school senior, who was shot in the head as the pals took turns shooting at bottles, police said.

Jeremy Matthew Gray was charged Friday in the death of Candace Chrzan, also 17, after she was struck while taking target practice with Gray and two other friends at a backyard in Mount Zion Tuesday.

“At some point, Candace did have possession of a .22 pistol that they were using for target practice,” Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told reporters at a Friday news conference. “The gun jammed and she handed to [Gray] to clear the jam. As he was proceeding to do so, the gun did go off, it did strike Candance in the head and ultimately resulted in her death.”

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Gray, who previously attended Mount Zion High School with Chrzan, tried to save his former classmate, but was unsuccessful. He was “visibly

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