Teen commits suicide after accidentally shooting, killing friend, police say

Parents are mourning the loss of their sons after one teen killed himself after he accidentally shot and killed his friend.

WOOD reported that Kalamazoo, Michigan, teen Marsavious Frazier, 17, was found dead by officers in an alley near the body of his friend Daqarion Hunter, 17.

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Police said a third friend who witnessed the shooting said there was no altercation or argument between Frazier and Hunter before the shooting.

WOOD reported that, according to police, the teens were playing with a gun around 9 p.m. Monday when it accidentally went off and a bullet hit and killed Hunter. That's when, according to the witness, Frazier became distraught and shot and killed himself

The Associated Press reported that police said evidence from the scene confirms what the witness told them.

“The young man thought there was no way out. He felt responsible for taking his friend’s life," Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Capt. Victor Ledbetter told WOOD. "In that moment of despair, (he) took his own life, so it’s very, very tragic and very unfortunate, and I don’t want to exclude the young man who was a witness. He witnessed two of his friends die, he actually held one of them, so this young man is going to need some prayers and some counseling."

Marsavious Frazier's father, Jonathan Frazier, is devastated over the loss of his son, who he told WOOD was headstrong, funny and loved basketball.

"My baby, man, he’s gone. I don’t know what else to do," he said. "I miss my baby. I wish he was here."

Jonathan Frazier told WOOD he does not know where the gun came from.

Police said the gun wasn't properly registered, but it was not stolen.

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