Police: Man asks victim if he 'trusts him,' accidentally shoots and kills him

Police: Man asks victim if he 'trusts him,' accidentally shoots and kills him

Police: Man asks victim if he 'trusts him,' accidentally shoots and kills him

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 2:34 PM

(KMOV) – A man faces charges after he allegedly shot his friend while drinking at an Arnold apartment complex on Sunday.

Keith James Wildharber, 26, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

According to police, Wilharber was drinking alcoholic beverages with two friends at an apartment in the 3230 block of Richardson Place Dr.

Police said that’s when Wilharber removed a 9mm pistol from his waistband and removed a magazine from the chamber.

Authorities said Wilharber then reinserted the magazine, pointed the gun at one of his friend and asked if “he trusts him.”

Police said he then pulled the trigger, striking the victim one time in the torso.

The victim was taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Wilharber remains at the Jefferson County Jail on at  $10,000 bond.

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