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Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in western Indiana.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 9:54 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in western Indiana.

The Tribune-Star reports police arrested 20-year-old Dylan Morgan of Terre Haute on charges of reckless homicide, altering the scene of a death and obstruction of justice in connection with the early Sunday shooting death of Gage Eup at Morgan's home.

Court records Tuesday didn't yet list a lawyer for Morgan.

A probable cause affidavit says Morgan told Eup he'd shoot him if he didn't change a song that was playing. Police were told Morgan got a gun, removed the magazine and pointed it at Eup's face while playing with the weapon. Morgan reportedly told investigators he didn't think the gun would fire without the magazine.

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