Officials: Florida man negligently fires gun, kills roommate

Officials: Florida man negligently fires gun, kills roommate
Officials: Florida man negligently fires gun, kills roommate (Source: Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man shot and killed his roommate while improperly handling a gun in their apartment.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Anthonny Mendez shot Savannah Threatts, who was found dead in their Kissimmee, Florida home Friday.

Deputies say Mendez was “negligently handling a firearm” when he ultimately shot his friend. Mendez was arrested on charges of manslaughter, violation of probation and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The suspect is being held at the Osceola Jail without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for Mendez.

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