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Man Killed When He Asked His Friend to Shoot Him To Test Bulletproof Vest

Man Killed When He Asked His Friend to Shoot Him To Test Bulletproof Vest

A man from South Carolina, U.S. was shot and killed when he was trying out a bulletproof vest and asked his friend to shoot him to test the vest.

Blake Randall Wardell, 25, of Honea Path was killed immediately when he and his friend 18-year-old Taylor Ann Kelly where testing out a bulletproof vest.

Blake put on the vest and asked his friend Taylor to shoot him, she too believing that the bulletproof vest will take the hit decided to shoot. But the bullet completely missed the vest and hit Blake heart instead, killing him.

“The bullet went through the top edge of the material. It missed the vest,” Lt. Sheila Cole, spokeswoman for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, told the Los Angeles Times.

Kelly, a friend of the victim, according to Cole, told authorities that Wardell had asked her to shoot him after putting on the vest. Local media reported that he had found the vest in a garage.

Cole added that nothing had been ruled out while investigations are ongoing, and that Kelly was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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