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Man commits suicide after accidentally shooting and killing his friend while showing off his gun

By Mason White 7:02 PM October 6, 2014
Jerrod Taylor (left) and Dominique Barnett 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Two families are devastated over the loss of two friends.

The men of California, were hanging out with a group friends outside of a Los Angeles home when one of the men took out his gun.

24-year-old Dominique Barnett was showing off his weapon to a group of about 10 friends, who were hanging out in front of the home belonging to Jerrod Taylor, 23, in Willowbrook early Sunday.

Taylor allegedly attempted to take the gun away from Barnett. While doing so, the gun suddenly went off, hitting Taylor.

Emergency workers were called and Taylor was rushed to the hospital, but he later died of his injuries.

Overwhelmed by guilt for what he had done to his close friend, Barnett shot himself in the head at the scene.

Those who knew them, said that the pair had been best friends since they were 11 years old.

Taylor was described as a hard working father. He leaves behind a young son.