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Manslaughter charges filed in June shooting death

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BRADENTON, Fla. - A Bradenton man has been arrested following an investigation into the fatal shooting of his roommate two months ago.

22-year-old Kyle Guessford was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with Manslaughter.

On June 7th, 22-year-old Austin Brunson was pronounced dead after a gun Guessford was carrying fired and struck Brunson in the head, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened at their apartment in the Braden Lakes community on 30th Street West.

Investigators say Guessford was in his room checking out several accessories he had just purchased for his pistol. He exited his room with the firearm in hand, entered the living room and switched the weapon mounted-flashlight on and the firearm discharged.

There was no fighting or arguing reported prior to the incident.

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