A police officer in Florida, United States, on Saturday accidentally shot and killed his roommate.

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Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputy Austin Walsh was accidentally shot by his colleague Andrew Lawson.

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey described the incident as a "clearly dumb and avoidable accident".

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when Mr Lawson, who believed he had unloaded his gun, "jokingly" pointed the weapon at Mr Walsh and pulled the trigger.

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Mr Lawson was taken into custody on a no-bond warrant by agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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