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Miami Man Facing Manslaughter Charges After He Accidentally Shoots, Kills Friend

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Miami-Dade Corrections

A 27-year-old Florida man is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of his friend.

The Miami Herald reports 27-year-old Derek Jacob called police early Tuesday morning to report a shooting. When officers arrived the victim, who was still coherent, told them his friend accidentally shot him.

In a police report, officers said Jacob told investigators he had not known the gun was loaded.

The victim was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

In an email, police urged gun safety, adding that this type of death is "100 percent preventable."

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