18-year-old admits to having shot a friend by accident – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Dallas Police Department is investigating the murder of Cristian Avila after he was shot in an apartment.

Police say the shooting took place Sunday at the Ridgecrest Apartments complex, located at 6417 Ridgecrest Rd.

Officers say they arrived at the apartment and found Hector Romero-Molina, who provided medical care to Avila, who had a gunshot wound to the chest. 18-year-old Alexandre Orozco Garcia, who was also in the unit, said while holding a 9mm, the gun went off and hit Avila.

Dallas Fire-Rescue transported Avila to Presbyterian Hospital, where he died.

Romero and Garcia were taken to police headquarters, where they both made their statements. Romero says all three played video games and that there was no disagreement when the gun was fired.

Garcia admitted to shooting Avila as he handled the gun and was later charged with manslaughter.


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