According to court papers, the shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead, may have been an accident.
Logan Treguier, 20, was found dead on the 5400 block of Mosquito Pass Drive in Colorado Springs. That’s near North Carefree and Powers. The call came into police at 11:10 p.m. Friday.
Court papers reveal the victim was home with four other men including the suspect, 21-year-old Benjamin Joe Brown III.
Investigators said Brown first told them he pulled up to the home when a friend came outside yelling Treguier had been shot. After several interviews and during the course of the investigation, Brown later told police he pulled the handgun out from a sofa in the basement.
Investigators said Brown told them he tried to set it on a table, but that’s when he fumbled the gun and when he tried to catch it, the gun went off, shooting and killing Treguier.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, 9/22/13: Benjamin J. Brown III is accused in the the fatal shooting of Logan Treguier, 20, according to Colorado Springs police. Treguier was found inside a house with a gunshot wound to the chest, following reports of gunfire at 5461 Mosquito Pass Drive, shortly after 11 p.m. According to the affidavit, Brown, 21, initially told investigators he wasn’t at the house when the incident occurred. Later, Brown admitted he had been in the basement of the home with Treguier and three other males, the affidavit said. Brown told police he had found a handgun under the couch cushion he was sitting on and when he tried to set it on a table, he fumbled the weapon. “Brown said as he went to catch the gun in his hand, the gun unintentionally discharged and struck Logan Treguier,” the affidavit said. “Brown said he then ran to his vehicle and hid the handgun underneath a seat.” Brown told police he smoked marijuana upon arriving at Treguier’s home and that he had never had firearm training, handled a gun, or shot a gun before Friday’s shooting, the affidavit said.