Chesapeake man charged with voluntary manslaughter for shooting, killing friend

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Juan Perry is charged with voluntary manslaughter in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A 20-year-old Chesapeake man has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after police say he shot and killed his friend on Saturday, April 29.

Chesapeake Police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Seaboard Avenue in reference to an accidental shooting at 3:50 p.m.

Witnesses told police 20-year-old Juan Perry and 20-year-old Jaonta Wyche were handling a shotgun when it went off, striking Wyche in the face.

Wyche was pronounced dead at the scene.

Perry remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. He was eventually charged with Voluntary Manslaughter.

Police have released no further details about the incident.

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