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Man dies of gunshot wound after his friends wanted to test if bulletproof vest works

By Mason White 2:08 PM May 29, 2015
Elijah Lambert 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly shooting his friend who was wearing a bulletproof vest, police in California said.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 21-year-old Elijah Lambert, after being accused of killing 19-year-old Miguel Henry Martinez.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Martinez was fooling around with his friends. They were in possession of a gun and a bulletproof vest.

Martinez’ friends encouraged him to put on the vest and be shot. The three friends assured him that he would not be hurt.
Lambert fired the gun.

The bullet penetrated the top of the vest, and Martinez stopped breathing. One friend ran to get help, and the two other men brought Martinez to officers who responded to the scene.

Lambert was charged with count of murder.