21-year-old Elijah Lambert (seen in above photo) was arrested last weekend, and is now facing murder charges after shooting and killing his 19-year-old friend, Miguel Henry Martinez.
According to Miguel’s brother, the tragic accident happened when Miguel and his friends started playing around with a bulletproof vest and a gun. His brother told reporters that at around 9:45 pm Friday night, “Miguel was fooling around with his buddies. They were in possession of a gun and a bulletproof vest.”
Everyone in the group encouraged Miguel to test out the vest. His friends reportedly assured him that he would not be hurt, so he decided to take one for the team.
Sadly, things didn’t go as planned…
“The kid had shot my brother. The bullet penetrated the top of his vest. My brother was hit. My brother said he couldn’t breathe.”
Miguel’s brother, Tom Cline, says his younger brother didn’t deserve to die. “I want everyone to know Miguel Henry Martinez was a good boy.” He said.
He also pointed out that his brother might have survived the shooting if his friends called for help sooner. As for Lambert? Well, he’s expected to face the judge today to discuss the homicide charges against him.