21-year-old Benjamin Brown was visiting with friends in the basement of a home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brown told police he found a handgun under the couch cushion he was sitting on and when he tried to set it on a table, he fumbled the weapon.
When he tried to catch the gun he unintentionally discharged the weapon. He then ran to his vehicle and hid the handgun underneath a seat.
The bullet struck 20-year-old Logan Treguier in the chest. Treguier died at the scene.
Brown told police he had never handled a gun before, that he had no firearm training and he had never shot a gun before the tragic shooting.
Brown was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.