Man charged with accidentally shooting his father to death pleads not guilty during Akron court appearance

Man charged with accidentally shooting his father to death pleads not guilty during Akron court appearance
(Source: Gray News)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Akron man accused of accidentally shooting and killing his father was in court on Friday afternoon.

The arraignment for Brendan May was held behind closed doors at Akron Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of negligent homicide.

Police say the 22-year-old accidentally shot his father, Duane May, in the torso when he was improperly handed a firearm.

The Jan. 26 incident that took place at their Nesmith Lake Boulevard home.

The 51-year-old father was transported to Cleveland Clinic hospital in Akron where he died from his injuries.

May turned himself into police on Feb. 10.

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