Photo: Woman Accidentally Kills Brother, They Had Been Posing for Photos With Guns
An Arizona man is dead after being accidentally shot in the head by his sister as they posed for photos together, pointing guns at themselves and each other.
On New Year’s Eve, Savannah Ramirez, 19, and her brother, 22-year-old Manuel Ortiz, were posing with guns and posting the photos on Facebook.
The Phoenix siblings had being ringing in the new year with friends, drinking heavily, before they returned to Ortiz’s apartment with two other people.
At the apartment, the pair began playing with guns, posing for photos with them, and making gang signs, something they had apparently done before, as each of their Facebook accounts showed similar images.
As Ramirez played with a gun, she jokingly pointed it at her brother, but no one was laughing when the gun fired and a bullet hit Ortiz in the head.
When emergency responders arrived, Ortiz was pronounced dead immediately.
Ramirez will now likely be charged with manslaughter should tests reveal she had alcohol in her system.
Ortiz’s friends describe him as a kind and funny guy who would do anything to make someone laugh if they were down.