Guy Kills Buddy Wearing Bulletproof Vest
Mark Ramiro, 30, faces first-degree murder charge
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2014 4:30 PM CDT
Mark Ramiro, 30.   (Baltimore Police Dept.)

(Newser) – Ready, aim—shoot and kill a friend who's wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police say that very tragedy unfolded in Baltimore on Wednesday when Mark Ramiro, 30, shot Darnell Mitchell, 28, with a .22-caliber bullet, Reuters reports. A third friend apparently recorded Mitchell on video boasting that he was going to take a "deuce deuce in the chest" to test his bulletproof vest. But Ramiro aimed too high, the video ended, and Mitchell was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Ramiro now faces first- and second-degree murder along with two gun charges, the Baltimore Sun reports. Why first-degree? A veteran defense attorney told WBAL-TV that he questioned the charge, but added, "Premeditation—this computer (points toward the brain) works very rapidly. Premeditation can happen in a split, split second."

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Jul 21, 2014 3:50 PM CDT
They had illegal guns and took video of using them. Even if one hadn't killed the other - how stupid were they?
Jul 21, 2014 1:25 PM CDT
A couple of Darwin Award nominees!!!
Jul 21, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
Hopefully they haven't reproduced yet.