19-year-old Steven C. and 21-year-old Nicholas R. were eating dinner at Steven's apartment in Minot, North Dakota, getting ready to go to the shooting range. Nicholas picked up a handgun he thought was empty and unintentionally shot Steven in the stomach. Later that night, Steven died of his injuries.
Both men were active duty members of the Air Force, stationed at Minot Air Force Base.
Just five days earlier, Steven had married his high school sweetheart.
Nicholas has been charged with negligent homicide.