Murder charge filed after shooting while gun played with

A murder charge has been filed after authorities say an 18-year-old man died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in his Terre Haute home.

Police had arrested 20-year-old Dylan Morgan of Terre Haute on charges including reckless homicide in connection with the early Sunday shooting death of Gage Eup. On Thursday, Morgan appeared in court on a murder charge.

Morgan’s court-appointed attorney Paul Jungers said in an email “(W)e express sympathy to the families of all that are involved” and that the defense plans to “draw out all the facts and circumstances.”

A probable cause affidavit says Morgan told Eup he’d shoot him if he didn’t change a song that was playing. Police were told Morgan got a gun, removed the magazine and pointed it at Eup’s face while playing with the gun.

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