Police: Md. man killed friend while shooting at bulletproof vest

Mark-Anthony Ramiro, 30, is charged with first and second-degree murder CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE - A 30-year-old man allegedly killed his friend by mistake when he attempted to shoot at the bulletproof vest the friend was wearing and missed, reports CBS Baltimore.

Mark-Anthony Sandang Ramiro, of Baltimore, was denied bail Tuesday in the shooting death of Darnell Mitchell, 28.

The incident, which occurred on July 16, was captured on film. According to Baltimore police, Ramiro aimed for the bulletproof vest Mitchell was wearing, but shot above it, hitting the victim.

After walking to an area hospital, Mitchell was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m., despite doctors' efforts, according to the station.

The defense claims the victim and suspect were drunk and high and made bad decisions.

Ramiro is being charged with first and second-degree murder, the station reports.

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