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Man kills his friend while trying to wake him up with a loaded gun

By Mason White 5:10 PM January 3, 2016
Nathaniel Thomas (left) and Gage Bodenheimer 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his friend while trying to wake him up with a loaded gun, police in Arizona said.

The Chandler Police Department said that they have arrested 19-year-old Nathaniel Thomas, after being accused of pulling the trigger of his loaded gun next to Gage Bodenheimer.

Thomas was charged with second-degree murder and indifference to human life.

According to the police investigation, on Thursday around 8:00 a.m., officer were called to an apartment at 400 N. Coronado Street, on a report of a shooting.

Thomas initially told officers that he shot an intruder. However, witnesses at the scene did not back up his story. Eventually, he told the police that he was trying to wake up his friend by pulling the trigger of his gun.

He believed that the gun was not loaded. The gun went off, striking Bodenheimer in the head. Bodenheimer was pronounced dead at the scene.