Shooting involved alcohol

Mar 312003
Authors: Patrick Crossland

Fort Collins Police Services are investigating the shooting of 20-year-old Kristopher Mason, which occurred after midnight on Friday at an apartment located at 811 East Prospect Road.

According to the police report, a 21-year-old male made a 911 call reporting a shooting had occurred at his apartment.

An investigation revealed the two had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening and had returned to the apartment when the victim asked to see a handgun, which had been purchased a week earlier. After having removed the magazine and checking the chamber for bullets the gun was handed over to the victim.

Upon its return, the gun was reloaded. While showing the victim how to draw the weapon and select a target the gun was discharged, striking the victim in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Potential charges may include manslaughter, a Class 4 Felony. The case will be presented in court on April 3, in Courtroom 3A.

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