DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Louis Salvador was sitting on his front porch outside his Dania Beach home Saturday when a bullet struck him in the back.
The 84-year-old man was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead.
Broward Sheriff's Office detectives later arrested Cristofer Guzman Aristy, who they said was mishandling a gun when it fired and fatally wounded Salvador.
Detectives said Salvador's nephew and two friends, including Guzman Aristy, were handling guns Saturday afternoon in Salvador's house when the 19-year-old accidentally fired one of the handguns.
The bullet passed through a sofa, went through the home's exterior wall and shot Salvador in the back as he sat in a chair on the front porch, according to detectives.
Detectives said Guzman Aristy fled the home after the shooting, but he was later arrested on a warrant.
Guzman Aristy faces one count of manslaughter and two counts of cocaine possession.