Pueblo police say a 21-year-old former Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Richard Medina, was accidentally shot and killed Wednesday night, the same day he had been discharged from the Army.
According to police, the shooting happened at 10 p.m. at 3237 W. 18th street, the home of 26-year-old Antonio Alvarado. Alvarado, Medina and Medina's girlfriend were sitting in the kitchen as Alvarado was cleaning his handgun.
Witnesses say Alvarado was joking around and pointing the gun at Medina when it accidentally went off, fatally shooting Medina in the head.
Friends of the victim say Medina and Alvarado were best friends and this simply seems like a tragic accident.
Medina and his girlfriend were expecting their first child together.
Fort Carson officials say Medina had been assigned to the 112 Infantry Division.
Alvarado was also a Fort Carson soldier.
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