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Man charged in Fridley football player’s death

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ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A 20-year-old Coon Rapids man is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of a Fridley High School football star.

A criminal complaint says Samuel Dennis was showing off a semi-automatic handgun to his friend, 18-year-old Emmanuel Bartuoh (BAR’-toh), Friday night at a town home in Fridley when he shot him.

The complaint says Dennis thought the gun was unloaded when he pointed it at Bartuoh and pulled the trigger. Bartuoh was hit in the chest and died.


Dennis called 911 and tried revive Bartuoh, according to the complaint. He told authorities that he didn’t mean to shoot his friend.

Bail is set at $50,000 without conditions, or $20,000 with the conditions that Dennis surrender his passport and not possess any weapons.

He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Dec. 11.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

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