Construction Worker Jose Perez Shot and Killed Coworker While 'Playing' With Gun
The scene of the crime.
via Google Street View
Horsing around with a coworker on an active construction site already seems like a fairly terrible idea -- but when the play-fighting includes a real knife and an accidentally loaded gun, the game is downright fatal. Police now say that's exactly what went down at an abandoned lot in El Portal yesterday, where 48-year-old Jose Perez accidentally shot and killed his coworker, Jorge Alvarez.
Around 9:15 in the morning, Alvarez and Perez were horsing around on the lot, an expanse of muddy terrain surrounded by a low concrete wall.
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