Police: Florida man fatally shoots twin brother while ‘joking’ with guns

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GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his twin brother while they were joking around in an SUV.

Jail records show 23-year-old Thomas Parkinson-Freeman was arrested early Monday and charged with manslaughter.

Police say Parkinson-Freeman and his brother, Mathias, were sitting in the parked vehicle at their Gulfport home Sunday evening.

Investigators say the brothers and a friend were talking and joking when Mathias pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his brother.

Police say Thomas responded by pulling out his own handgun, which fired, striking Mathias in the face.

Parkinson-Freeman was released Monday on $30,000 bond.

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