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Cop 'jokingly' fired gun at 'best friend' cop roommate, who died instantly: Sheriff

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A tragic situation unfolded over the weekend when a young cop in Florida allegedly failed to follow basic gun safety protocol and "accidentally" killed his best friend.

According to a video message from Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, the incident involved two police officers: Austin Walsh, 23, and Andrew Lawson, whose age is unknown. The two men, described by Ivey as "the best of friends," lived together in Palm Bay and worked together at the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

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