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Florida man accidentally shoots roommate, kills her while negligently handling gun

Posted at 11:21 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 13:17:56-05

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A man was arrested after he was negligently handling a gun and killed his roommate, officials said.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said on Friday, deputies responded to 133 Pickering Drive in reference to a shooting.

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When they arrived, deputies found Savannah Threatts had sustained a gunshot wound and was dead at the scene.

An investigation revealed that 23-year-old Anthonny Mendez, a roommate and friend of Threatts, had been negligently handing a firearm and shot her.

Mendez was arrested for manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of probation.

He is being held at the Osceola County Jail with no bond.