MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - One man is dead after his cousin accidentally shot him in the back Friday night.
The shooting occurred at the strip mall at 1090 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.
21-year-old Cedric Recardo Patrick Jr. was pronounced dead at the hospital about 40 minutes after his cousin, who was riding in the car seat behind him, shot him through the seat and in the back.
According to witness statements, Dominick Kantrel Howard, Patrick's cousin, took his handgun out of his waistband because it was uncomfortable.
He placed it in his lap.
The gun began to fall off his lap, and as he attempted to catch it, it went off.
The bullet went through the seat and into Patrick's back.
Patrick was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Emergency room doctors pronounced Patrick dead at the hospital at 10:56 p.m.
Howell turned himself over to Bibb Sheriff's investigators and explained the details of the fatal shooting incident.
He is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Howell is currently being held in the Bibb Sheriff's Law Enforcement Center without bond.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.