GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity County grand jury indicted an 18-year-old man on charges of criminally negligent homicide charge, aggravated assault, tampering with physical evidence, and theft of a firearm in connection to the May 6 shooting death of 25-year-old Joey Corley.
East Texas news obtained a copy of the indictment on Friday.
According to the texts of the indictments, Aaron Kirkwood, of Trinity, is accused of stealing a gun on May 6 and later shooting Corley. He is also accused of hiding the gun "with intent to impair its availability as evidence.
Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said that police, sheriff's deputies, and paramedics were called to a home near the intersection of Walker Street and Fairdale Street in response to a report of a shooting.
Corley was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
At the time, Jones said, based on the information they had, it appeared as though Corley had been shot accidentally.