This morning, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office released new details about a deadly shooting that happened in a rural community near Monument, CO on Sunday evening.
Police report that Erik Mattyasovsky, 30, is facing charges of reckless manslaughter and prohibited use of a weapon in the shooting death of his brother, whose name was not released.
The sheriff’s office says that when questioned, Mattyasovsky admitted that he shot his brother while they were practicing defensive techniques.
The shooting happened at around 6:15 p.m. in the 19800 block of Alexandria Drive, which is in a neighborhood just east of I-25 and north of Palmer Ridge High School.
Now, while information is still sparse regarding just how Mattyasovsky’s brother was shot, but it appears that this is just another case of a negligent discharge that tragically ended in a death.
Please remember, to everyone practicing their defensive techniques to follow the rules of firearms and NEVER let your guard down or become complacent or lax around a firearm. It could cause the injury or death of someone you care about, or yourself, and can land someone in jail for a very long time.