Guy Killed After Friend Misses Bulletproof Vest
He asked friends to shoot him, and one did
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted May 16, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Who needs enemies when you have friends like these? An 18-year-old woman faces an involuntary manslaughter charge after she allegedly fatally shot her friend in the chest Wednesday ... because he asked her to. Though 25-year-old victim Blake Wardell wore a Kevlar bulletproof vest during the incident, the bullet from the small-caliber weapon somehow missed the Kevlar and entered his heart, WYFF4 reports. Several people attempted CPR, but Wardell bled to death, reports Fox Carolina. Taylor Ann Kelly has been charged.

The incident occurred at a home in Honea Path, South Carolina, where up to 10 people were hanging out in a garage. When they found the old vest, Wardell put it on and asked the others to shoot him. Another participant was apparently Timothy Fisher, 25, who was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident. He faces the same charge as Kelly, and each could spend five years in prison for the stunt. This all may have happened sober; officials have found no evidence of "heavy" drug or alcohol use.

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Rugger1
May 19, 2014 2:19 PM CDT
All hail the NRA!
Plato
May 17, 2014 10:32 PM CDT
An example of incredible poor judgement.
dan6807
May 17, 2014 8:30 PM CDT
Missed the kevlar and hit the heart. She had to shoot him from the side or the back. Just one question who lined up the shot?