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APD: 1 indicted after ‘reckless’ gun handling resulted in man’s death

Austin (KXAN) — An Austin man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after police said he was “reckless” with a gun and he fired, shooting and killing another man.

Eric House, 20, died on January 10 after being taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. Someone called 911 at 7:43 p.m., urging respondents to hurry to an apartment on the 2000 block of Willow Creek Drive and saying that “he was accidentally shot.”

The officer who drafted the affidavit said that when he arrived, the man, who was later identified as 21-year-old Alden Guillory, “ran feverishly towards him.” According to the search warrant, he sent police officers to the apartment. He was “covered in blood,” the affidavit says. Guillory is charged with manslaughter. There are currently no lawyers listed for him online.

The witness and Guillory told the police that he and House were at the apartment and Guillory wanted to show them his gun, which he bought in December. He removed the magazine from the pistol, reinserted it, removed the cartridge, removed the magazine, removed the cartridge and pulled the trigger, repeating the sequence for 10 to 20 minutes, the affidavit says.

In the end, Guillory said that he put the gun down, and a few minutes later he raised it, and he fired, hitting House.

Guillory told police that he usually keeps the pistol in a chest of drawers, “with the magazine separate from the pistol.” A witness told police that he had seen Guillory “manipulate a gun several times before and believed he was a competent gun user.”

The officers found a pistol on the floor of the apartment along with a spent cartridge case.

A police press release notes that Guillory was “recklessly handling firearms.” It is also reported that he remained at the scene and cooperated with the police.

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