Woman kills man testing bulletproof vest with real firearm

| May 15, 2014

Perhaps more gun control isn’t the answer to so many firearms related deaths in the U.S. Certainly, however, we could use a lot more firearm safety education. At the very least, if you own a firearm, please respect the danger involved. Learn how to handle it safely and don’t be tempted to “test” any aspect of the weapon with a living person in front of it—no matter how safe you might think circumstances are.

South Carolina man dies after test of bulletproof vest fails

AcSC.jpgTaylor Ann Kelly has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting.

A South Carolina man died Wednesday morning after police say he asked one of his friends to fire a gun into a bulletproof vest he was wearing, Fox Carolina reported.

The bullet reportedly missed the Kevlar vest and hit Blake Wardell, 26, in the chest. Friends performed CPR, but Wardell bled to death in the garage, the report said. The death was classified a homicide. The bulletproof vest was about 10 years old and the weapon was called a small-caliber gun, The State reported.

Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, was reportedly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting and can face five years in prison.

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