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Cary Teen's Death Probed

Posted March 14, 2008 5:23 p.m. EDT

— Police on Friday were investigating the death of a Cary teen who might have killed himself thinking he had accidentally shot a friend moments before.

Justin Armond Monaco, 18, and three friends were in an apartment early Wednesday when Monaco started firing a revolver, police said. He didn't hit anybody, but might have thought he did, police said.

Monaco suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at WakeMed in Cary, police said.

Police were awaiting the results of an autopsy before deciding whether to rule his death a suicide.