Police: San Angelo teen dies while mishandling firearm

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SAN ANGELO, Tx. (KOSA) -- A San Angelo teen died on Sunday after police say he mishandled a loaded firearm.

According to the San Angelo Police Department, their officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 2400 block of Junius Street on Sunday.

When police arrived at the home they found 19-year-old Nathaniel Lewis had died. His body was taken to the South Plains Forensic Pathology Center in Lubbock where an autopsy determined that he died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say that their investigation revealed that Lewis was reportedly mishandling a loaded firearm before the shooting.