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SC teen lied about fatal bulletproof vest shooting 'game' ; man now charged, deputies say

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HONEA PATH, SC - Deputies say an 18-year-old girl lied to officers about who shot and killed one of her friends as he tried out a bulletproof vest at an Anderson County home.

Sheriff's Lt. Shelia Cole said 25-year-old Timothy Fisher actually fired the fatal shot Wednesday. He has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Taylor Kelly, age 18, who appears to be in a relationship with Fisher on Facebook, originally was the suspected shooter, deputies said.

The Anderson County Coroner's Office says Blake Randell Wardell was with a group of about 10 other people when they found an old bulletproof vest at a home on 429 Broadmouth Church Road in Honea Path early Wednesday morning.

Cole says 25-year-old Wardell asked Fisher to shoot him. Investigators say Fisher just missed the vest and the bullet hit Wardell in the heart.

Deputies initially charged Taylor Kelly with involuntary manslaughter, but they say she lied about firing the shot. She is now charged as an accessory.

Fisher faces up to five years in prison if convicted. Kelly faces up to three years.

It wasn't known if either suspect had a lawyer.

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