Deputies: Gun in accidental shooting was stolen

By: Staff
By: Staff
The Columbia County Sheriff

Dominique Sullivan (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The gun Dominique Sullivan, 19, used to shoot his friend accidentally was stolen four days before the shooting, Capt. Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirms the gun was stolen from an unlocked Dodge parked on Fairfax Street in Martinez the Thursday before the shooting.

On Nov. 11, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to 2560 Andorra Drive to find 18-year-old Delarrion Smith with a gunshot wound to the chest. Smith later died from his injuries at GRU.

Witnesses told deputies Smith picked up Suillivan and that the two were close friends.They said once Sullivan got into the vehicle, he began horseplaying with Smith.

According to the sheriff's office, Smith pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Sullivan in a playful manner. Sullivan grabbed the gun and removed the magazine then pointed the gun at Smith and pulled the trigger believing the handgun was unloaded.

Sullivan has been charged in relation to this incident with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and pointing a firearm at another.

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