Brian Eric Waddell

CONCORD -- Concord police arrested and charged a man for an “accidental discharge” of a firearm that killed an 18-year-old early Monday morning.

Brian Eric Waddell, 24, of Oakland Avenue in Statesville, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

He is in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

Michael Stephens, 18, from Concord, was shot in an upstairs bedroom in a home on Brooknell Court NW in Concord. He was taken to Atrium Health Cabarrus where he died.

Police said Waddell told them he and his friends were in an upstairs bedroom when it “accidentally discharged” and shot Stephens.

Anyone with further information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus County Crime Stoppers at 704-93CRIME.   

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