Accidental shooting leaves one dead, one jailed

Published: Aug. 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:06 AM CDT
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Bret Anderson (Shelby County Jail)
Bret Anderson (Shelby County Jail)

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An East Texas man is sitting in the Shelby County Jail on Saturday after an accidental shooting left another man dead.

According to Sheriff Willis Blackwell, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an accidental shooting at a residence on County Road 1024.

Deputies say 25-year-old Bret Anderson and 21-year-old Taylor Keele were handling a 9 mm pistol when Anderson unintentionally fired the weapon. It struck Keele in the chest.

Keele was transported to a San Augustine hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Anderson was arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail on a manslaughter charge.

Police say the incident is believed to be accidental, but is still under investigation.

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