Man in Instagram shooting to be in court Tues.
A Detroit man accused of shooting a friend while the pair recorded on Instagram is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
Dawone Cook, 18, has been charged with careless discharge of a weapon causing injury or death. The crime is a misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.
He is scheduled to appear for a probable cause conference in 36th District Court in Detroit.
Cook was formally charged in the court last week, officials said Monday. A judge set his bond at $20,000.
The previous week, authorities said he failed to show up for his arraignment.
Police said Cook shot his friend, Dylan Hemphill, also 18, while the two were filming on Instagram while playing with a rifle that had a bayonet.
The shooting happened at about 11:55 p.m. on April 2, at a home in the 17600 block of San Juan on Detroit’s northwest side, according to authorities.
The prosecutor's office said the two men were filming live on the social media site when the gun Cook was handling discharged, striking Hemphill in the head, officials said.
Hemphill, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, had allegedly given the weapon to Cook, police said.