A Marine based in Washington, D.C., has been charged with murder, negligent homicide, involuntary homicide, and other offenses for allegedly killing another Marine by jokingly pointing his pistol at him and pulling the trigger, according to a charge sheet provided to Task & Purpose.
The incident happened on Jan. 1 at Marine Barracks Washington. Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia was shot around 5 a.m., and pronounced dead nearly an hour later at a local hospital.
The gunshot wound that killed Kuznia was not self-inflicted, said Gunnery Sgt. John Jackson, a spokesman for Marine Barracks Washington, who offered no further information about how the shooting happened.