Man Dies When Gun Discharges At Party At Texas Motel

WAXAHACHIE (March 15, 2013)—Andrew Riley Kindred, 21, was arrested Friday morning about in Gun Barrel City after a man was killed when a gun discharged Thursday night during a party in a room at a motel in Waxahachie.

The victim was identified as Aaron Michael Garcia, 22.

Waxahachie police Chief Chuck Edge said Kindred was among about 15 people who gathered Thursday night at the Waxahachie motel.

He said witnesses told officers Kindred brought a firearm to the party and several people were playing with it.

At some point the gun discharged and Garcia was killed.

Edge says investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was accidental or intentional.

He said it's become increasingly popular for people to rent motel rooms, in which to hold parties.