A teen from Long Island, New York, who shot and killed his friend said he wanted to "scare him" by pointing a gun at him and pulling the trigger, according to officials.
Nefi Reyes told investigators he thought his gun’s safety was on when he pulled the trigger while pointing it at his friend Wilson Gil-Torres, 18, according to the New York Daily News, .
Gil-Torres, a high school senior, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the gun was fired at around 12:20 p.m. on March 18, the New York Post reports.
The teens were in Reyes’ apartment in Copiague when Reyes pointed a loaded .22-caliber revolver at Gil-Torres. Reyes says he thought the gun was locked, so he pulled the trigger “to scare him.” One round was fired into Gil-Torres’ chest.
Reyes has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. In Suffolk County district court on March 19, he was ordered to be held without bail.
According to the criminal complaint against Reyes, he “recklessly caused the death of another person.” The complaint says he “knew the gun was loaded, he pointed the gun at the victim to scare him, he pulled the trigger thinking the gun was locked, and the gun fired, shooting the victim in his chest and causing his death.”