Eagle man faces charge of assisting in suicide

A 19-year-old Eagle man faces a felony charge of manslaughter and other misdemeanor charges for allegedly bringing his 18-year-old roommate a loaded shotgun, which the man used to kill himself.

According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, Jacob Weiss and his friend were allegedly talking about suicide before the shooting occurred in the men’s Eagle apartment at about 10 p.m. Monday.

Police said Weiss knew the gun was loaded.

The 18-year-old was shot in the head. He was taken to a Denver hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Weiss was in custody on a $7,500 bond at the Eagle County Detention Facility. Police said the victim and suspect may have been drinking alcohol during the incident.

Along with the felony charge, Weiss faces misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a firearm for allegedly being in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.


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