Police: Teen Killed After Friends Took Turns Shooting Each Other While Wearing Body Armor

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Police say a Florida teen was killed April 3 when he and his friends took turns shooting each other while wearing body armor.

Christopher Leroy Broad, 15, was shot inside a home while wearing a vest containing body armor, according to a Facebook post from the Belleview Police Department. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

“Through the investigation, it was determined that Vinning and Broad were taking turns shooting at each other while wearing a vest which contained a form of body armor,” police said in the post.

Joshua Vining was arrested April 7 for allegedly shooting Broad, the Facebook post reads. He was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm. (RELATED: Police Arrest Man Who Entered A Georgia Supermarket With 6 Guns, Body Armor)

Colton Whitler was also charged after providing false information regarding the shooting to law enforcement, according to the Facebook post.

“Whitler, who was initially interviewed as a witness to the shooting, misled officials with inaccurate information about what took place and who shot Broad,” the post says.

Police charged both Vining and Whitler as adults.

Vinning posted $30,000 bond April 8, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website.

A third teenager told police he “recorded both shootings using Snapchat on his iPhone” and saved the video of Vining being shot in the vest, but deleted the video of Broad being shot, according to CNN. Police were later able to recover the video of Broad being shot.