Police say shooting death of 19-year-old was accidental

Posted on April 25, 2009. Filed under: accident, Florida |

Tampa, Florida – A 19-year-old who was accidentally shot in the face after a friend said the teen had been playing with a handgun has died, police said today.

John Taylor Weber was taken to Tampa General Hospital on Friday in critical condition. He died about 4 this morning, Tampa police said.

Weber was a senior at Tampa Preparatory School.

Officers responded to 5613 S. Bayshore Blvd. about 4:08 p.m. after a 911 caller advised his friend was playing with a handgun and had shot himself.

Police found Weber and 22-year-old Zachary Daniel Kiely, who lives at the house, in the living room. Investigators recovered a handgun. More on Tampa Bay online

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