JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville man shot in the heart with a pellet gun died Saturday from his injuries.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tells Action News 22-year-old Charles Howey was taken off live support at 1:48 a.m. Saturday. Family members say Howey and his best friend, Cory Barnes, were playing with a pellet gun at their home on Jacksonville's Westside Thursday. That's when, they say, Barnes accidently fired the gun, shooting Howey.
Howey was taken to Orange Park Medical Center for treatment.
No charges have been filed against Barnes.
Charles Howey's parents say hope other will honor their son by donating blood to the Blood Alliance at the Orange Park Medical Center.