Georgia man playing with gun fatally shot ‘goofball’ teen friend

one year ago

Panama City news, Georgia news.

A Georgia teen has passed away when one of her friends gunned her down while playing with a gun, an arrest affidavit said.

24-year-old Spencer Chase Pruitt pointed a gun at Victoria Lynn Busch, 19, while playing a game he always enjoyed with other pals on September 7.

“He points his firearm at friends and pulls the trigger, but it does not fire,” the affidavit reads. “On this date, in his own statement, he stated he always does and does not know why his gun fired a round this time.”

Busch was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the neck at the Top of the Gulf condominiums. She died shortly later at a hospital.

The North Paulding High School graduate was a college student and aspired to become a welder.

“Tori, described as a ‘goofball’ by friends had a zest for life and lit up a room the minute she walked in. She was a well-rounded, energetic young woman who was just as comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt as she was all dolled-up in one of her many prom dresses,” a GoFundMe page for Busch said.

Pruitt was charged with manslaughter and is being held on a $200,000 bond.