Man charged for killing friend at Spokane party

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 20-year-old woman shot in the head at a party has succumbed to her injuries.

Ciara R. Hardin was at a home in the 1300 block of West Newark Road Wednesday night.

Police say Chad W. Pratt was showing off his handgun to a friend. Witnesses told officers the gun fired and a bullet hit Hardin in the head. Police call this an unintentional shooting.

Medics rushed the woman to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she later died.

Pratt, 20, was drinking when the gun went off, according to Spokane police.

Investigators determined Pratt was negligent. He is now charged with second-degree manslaughter.

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