A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his 20-year-old friend. Under the terms of the agreement he will serve up to four years in jail. He insists the shooting was an accident.
On the night of the shooting he unloaded the gun and set it aside to finish eating. When he picked up the .38-caliber handgun it unintentionally discharged, striking his friend in the abdomen, killing him.
Jonathan Reyes said he is "very against guns" but began to carry one to protect himself and his family. He said that he had had a gun pulled on him 12 times, his brother was shot at twice and his mother was "jumped by 30 people."
He said he "obtained a permit and carried a gun because he was the only one in his family who could do so legally."