Updated:MUDDY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A man has been charged in the death of his friend in Butler County.
Jeremey Sickenberger, 22, is facing a general homicide charge.
Earlier Friday, Sickenberger told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that he and his friend, T.J. Stockman, 21, were playing with a rifle after watching a war scene of a movie.
“We were just messing around. As soon as he fell, I called the paramedic," he said.
Sickenberger told detectives that the gun accidentally went off and a single bullet hit Stockman in the chest.
“I lost my best friend, but it also feels like I lost a brother,” Sickenberger said.
Sickenberger said they didn’t think the gun was loaded.