Teen Accidentally Shoots, Kills Friend, then Runs

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Alexander Centeno (Dept. of Motor Vehicles)

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Stockton Police have arrested a 19-year-old man for the shooting death of his friend.

Investigators say Andrew Torres negligently discharged a firearm Tuesday morning on Holiday Drive and killed 21-year-old Alexander Centeno, and then ran.

Torres was arrested by police shortly after.

Centeno was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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3 comments

  • mysaints

    guns are not flippin' toys. they should not be played with. when will people learn. how macho are you now? my heart goes out to the family. and i am sure the 19 y/o is feeling a lot of pain himself and he's surely afraid of what his future now holds for him. hopefully he'll have the opportunity, once he's released from prison, to go on speaking engagements to high schools and educate these kids on the dangers of handling guns and the consequences should you kill someone. even accidently. this 20 y/o's life has unfortunately ended, maybe Andrew can save someone from ending up where he surely will for a very long time.

  • mysaints

    my prayers to the families. i hope that once andrew has served whatever time he's given for this, that he'll think about doing speaking engagements. talk to high school kids or at risk kids about the dangers of playing with guns as they are not toys. impress upon them that 2 things WILL/CAN happen. 1 you kill someone and 2 you end up in prison. it doesn't matter if it was an accident. guns are not meant to play with and its the one accident that can be avoided by using common sense. this kid will surely end up in a place that he is not built for. scary.