Coroner ID's 20 Year Old Man Shot And Killed By Friend In Gentilly

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Coroner ID's 20-year-old man shot and killed by friend in Gentilly

The man who was killed by a friend in Friday's (July 14) accidental shooting in Gentilly has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as 20-year-old Miguel Marrero.

Marrero died of his injuries after being shot inside of a home in the 6200 block of Cameron Boulevard. The shooting, which police have described as accidental, occurred about 2:43 p.m. when a friend of Marrero's was handling a gun that "discharged," according to the NOPD.

Marrero was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

Within hours, 21-year-old Skyler Nicoulin was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail with negligent homicide in Marrero's death.

Nicoulin's bond was set at $10,000, according to Orleans Parish court records.

NOPD Homicide Detective Barret Morton is leading the investigation into Marrero's death and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with information on the shooting. Those with information may also submit tips to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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