Aspen Hill Shooting Accidental, Suspects Say

Suspects tell police they were trying to scare a friend

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    Two men arrested in a fatal Montgomery County shooting have told police it was an accident.

    Andrew Ramos and Christopher Edwards are quoted in charging documents as telling police they were merely trying to scare a friend with a loaded rifle that they expected to malfunction.

    "I really do feel bad about what happened," Ramos told The Washington Post Friday.

    According to the Post, Edwards and Ramos had been playing with the rifle and saw after loading and firing twice that the weapon made a loud noise, but did not discharge a bullet. The two believed that would be the case again.

    Ramos is charged with reckless endangerment in the death of Hugo Yupe, who was shot Wednesday inside an Aspen Hill home. Edwards is charged with second-degree murder and reckless endangerment and was ordered held Friday on $250,000 bond.

    The men told police they had been playing with a rifle that made a loud bang but did not fire a bullet. They say Edwards then tried to scare Yupe, but the gun fired.