Police: Man admits to accidentally shooting, killing friend while smoking pot

Alvin Roy Thomas is charged with criminal negligent homicide, accused of in the 2012 fatal shooting of his friend in southeast Houston.

November 5, 2013 1:44:36 PM PST
A 22-year-old has been arrested after investigators determined he accidentally shot and killed a friend while smoking pot at a home in southeast Houston last year.

Alvin Roy Thomas has been charged with criminal negligent homicide in connection to the November 11, 2012 shooting of his friend, 18-year-old Jaque Field, according to the Houston Police Department.

Detectives say Thomas initially told them he and Field were sitting on the front porch of a home in the 5700 block of Reed Road when Fields grabbed the gun and it accidentally fire, striking him.

But earlier this month, investigators re-examined lab results and determined that Thomas had to be lying. When they reinterviewed him, Thomas allegedly admitted he accidentally shot Fields while they were smoking marijuana.

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