A 19-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison for the fatal shooting of a teenager at Fort Riley, Kan.
Juwuan D. Jackson was playing with a .22-caliber revolver in September 2015 when it discharged, hitting 16-year-old Kenyon Givens Jr. in the chest.
Both teens lived on the central Kansas Army base.
After the shooting, Jackson told military police that a masked intruder broke in and shot Givens. That delayed paramedics from treating him while police searched for the intruder.
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Jackson later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and admitted that the gun went off while he was spinning the cylinder and had his finger on the trigger.