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Police: Man fatally shot by friend 'carelessly handling' gun

Published: Apr. 2, 2017 at 11:39 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2017 at 6:31 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have identified the man who died at Chippenham Hospital Saturday afternoon after showing up with a gunshot wound.

Police say 22-year-old Nygel E. Williams was shot by his friend, 22-year-old Darell Meredith, on Saturday around 3:30 p.m. Meredith and several others drove Williams to Chippenham Hospital, where Williams was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators determined Williams' death resulted from "the careless handling of a firearm" by Meredith. Meredith has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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