Update: Girl charged in shooting death of man in bullet proof vest lied to protect boyfriend.
An 18-year-old South Carolina teenager is facing charges for shooting a friend who was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Taylor Ann Kelly shot her friend 26-year-old Blake Wardell in an attempt to test out the vest which was reportedly at least 10-15 years old.
Kelly and Wardell were hanging out with a group of around 10 other friends at 3am when they decided to test out the bullet proof vest.
Reportedly, Wardell wanted to see if the kevlar jacket was still bullet resistant and asked Kelly to shoot him while wearing the vest — but Kelly, armed with a small caliber handgun, missed the padded part of the vest, striking him in the chest.
According to Fox Carolina, who originally reported the story,
McCown said Wardell’s death is classified as a homicide. He said there was no evidence of heavy alcohol or drug use.
Lt. Sheila Cole said 18-year-old Taylor Ann Kelly has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting.
According to Cole, a person convicted of the charge may face up to 5 years in prison.
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