Man arrested for accidental shooting death in Shelby County

Man arrested for accidental shooting death in Shelby County
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POSTED: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 5:33pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:10pm

Sheriff officers are investigating the shooting death of a man in Shelby County.

The shooting happened Saturday at a home on County Road 1024 in Shelby County.

The initial investigation revealed that Bret Anderson, 25, and Taylor Keele, 21, were handling a firearm, a 9mm pistol, when Anderson unintentionally discharged the firearm which struck Keele in the chest.

Keele was transported by ACE EMS to the hospital in San Augustine where he was pronounced deceased after arrival.

Anderson was arrested on scene and transported to the Shelby County Jail on the charge of manslaughter.

The incident is believed to be purely accidental, but the case is still under investigation.  

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