A man in eastern Arizona was killed after he asked another man to fire a gunshot at the bulletproof vest he was wearing, officials say.
The Graham County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened Monday evening as 25-year-old Parker Ray Lynch and two male acquaintances were shooting together in the area of Central.
All three were firing rounds from a .223 single-shot rifle at a ballistic vest in a tree-lined area, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators say Lynch then donned the vest and accompanying plate and had one of the men, identified as Steven Watson, shoot at him.
Watson fired one round, wounding Lynch in the abdomen, investigators say.
Lynch was transported to a hospital where he died during surgery, officials said.
Watson was arrested and booked on suspicion of manslaughter. It was not immediately known Wednesday if he had an attorney.
Sheriff’s officials say the investigation remains ongoing.
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