Gun range employee indicted on felony charge for accidental shooting death of father of three

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A Texas gun range employee has been indicted on a felony charge after an accidental shooting left a father of three dead.

The shooting happened last December in the parking lot of the Hot Wells Shooting Range. Hot Wells employee Tyler Wayne Sutton, 21, was servicing a rifle inside the store when he pulled the trigger. The bullet struck Joshua Luke Cummings, 36, in the head. Cummings died from his injuries.

According to KTRK, Sutton has been charged with felony manslaughter. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The indictment says Sutton unlawfully and recklessly caused the death of Cummings by pointing a loaded firearm in the direction of a business parking lot and by pulling the trigger without first checking to see if the weapon was loaded.

Cummings’ family is suing Hot Wells Shooting Range.

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