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Suspect was playing with gun when he fired fatal shot in North County, police say

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Devin Booker, 23, is accused of fatally shooting Eric Clark, 22, on New Year's Eve (Credit: St. Louis County Police) Devin Booker, 23, is accused of fatally shooting Eric Clark, 22, on New Year's Eve (Credit: St. Louis County Police)
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

A 23-year-old Florissant man is accused of fatally shooting a man on New Year’s Eve morning in north St. Louis County.

Devin Booker, of the 4400 block of Paddock Point Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter after 22-year-old Eric Clark was shot and killed.

According to court documents, Booker was seated in the rear passenger seat of a vehicle while he was playing with a loaded .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun by racking the slide back and forth with his finger on the trigger. After emptying the magazine, Booker allegedly pulled the trigger of the gun as it was pointed towards Clark.

Clark died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

After the fatal shooting, Booker admitted to firing the weapon, court documents state.

Booker’s bond was set at $25,000.

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