- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

MONROE, La. (AP) - A Rayville man is in custody on a charge of negligent homicide after a reported accidental shooting of his cousin.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Bryant Silk is being held on $25,000 bond following the Wednesday death of his cousin in Sterlington. The victim’s name was not released.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/2iKqNOy ) Silk reported the shooting. Authorities say Silk, his cousin and an unidentified woman were drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana when deputies say Silk began pointing a handgun at the victim in a joking manner. Silk says the victim responded by joking with him with a knife. He says his gun discharged by accident and the bullet hit the victim in the head.

It was unknown if Silk has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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