ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Prosecutors have upgraded a charge against a man riding in the back seat of a car whose gun fired and struck a fellow passenger Dec. 18.
Solomon Garcia, 21, is now charged with manslaughter in the death of Cameron Dorsey, 19, who died from the injury later last week.
Garcia had been held on a charge of first-degree assault.
Police said Garcia told them he and Dorsey were passengers in the car, with Garcia in the back seat and Dorsey in the front. According to the criminal complaint, Garcia was playing with a handgun and assumed it was unloaded. He pulled the trigger several times and the gun fired, striking Dorsey in the head.
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