A Phoenix man will spend the next five years in prison after shooting his friend, ultimately killing him.
Judge Pam Gates sentenced 19-year-old Marcus Kennedy to five years in prison on Tuesday. Kennedy previously pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the shooting death of his friend, 18-year-old David Christian.
Police were called to a home near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road in August 2015 in reference to a shooting. At the home, they found Christian dead of a gunshot wound.
Kennedy told police that he dropped his gun onto the floor and it went off, striking Christian accidentally.