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Man gets 5 years for killing friend, 17, while playing with gun

Robreece Pickett, 20, was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for the April shooting of Ja’Terreon Thorne, 17. Three young men were playing with a loaded gun and the gun went off, killing Thorne.

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Marines show what happens when you get pepper sprayed

Staff Sgt. Paul Delekto talks about oleoresin capsicum, commonly known as pepper spray or OC, and its effects on Marines assigned to the security augment force on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, March 6, 2015. The Marines trained through an endurance course while exposed to the spray in order to better understand the non-lethal weapon's effects on them and potential suspects it may be used on.

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Baby safe following SWAT standoff

A baby was safe following a SWAT situation in west Charlotte.
Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Baby safe following SWAT standoff 0:50

Baby safe following SWAT standoff

Marines show what happens when you get pepper sprayed 1:52

Marines show what happens when you get pepper sprayed

One dead in south Charlotte shooting 0:21

One dead in south Charlotte shooting

One dead in south Charlotte shooting 0:20

One dead in south Charlotte shooting