Bad aim leads to manslaughter charge for teen

Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly shooting Blake...

Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly shooting Blake Randall Wardell, 25, in Honea Path, S.C. (Photo: Anderson County Sheriff's Office/Handout/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:09 PM ET

A South Carolina woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her friend allegedly told her to shoot him.

Blake Randall Wardell, 25, found a bulletproof vest in a garage and put it on at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, then asked Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, to shoot him in the vest.

She took the shot, missed the main part of the vest and hit him in the chest, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said.

Several people performed CPR on Wardell, but paramedics said he was dead at the scene.

Police said they are still investigating, but Kelly has been charged. If convicted, Kelly could face up to five years in prison.

The shooting took place in Honea Path, located 220 km northeast of Atlanta, Ga.


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