DETROIT (AP/WJBK) - A Detroit man is charged in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old friend that was livestreamed on Instagram.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 18-year-old Dawone Cook is expected to be arraigned Friday on a misdemeanor charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death.
Prosecutors say the men were posting live video on social media April 2 when Dylan Hemphill was shot in the head in a northwest Detroit home. Police have said the two were showing off weapons and money in the video.
Prosecutors say Cook was handling a bayonet when the rifle discharged. He called 911, but Hemphill was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have called the shooting an accident.
"We've seen a decline as of late with children getting shot," said Detroit police Chief James Craig on April 3. "In this instance, playing with the guns, flash money, just bizarre and ridiculous behavior. That should not happen."