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Teen pleads not guilty in accidental East Aurora shooting death

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 11:28:52-05

19 year-old Jake Klocek pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges in Erie County Court Friday morning.

Klocek is charged with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, after police say he accidentally shot a friend back in November of 2016.

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Erie County Sheriff's deputies arrested Klocek from East Aurora after a shooting at a residence on Dorris Drive, Elma. 

The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. Sunday November 6th.  Deputies say the victim, Anthony King, 19, was shot with a handgun in the stomach.

King was taken to the Erie County Medical Center where he later died from his wounds.

Both King and Klocek graduated from Iroquois Central High School in 2015 and police say the two knew each other.

Klocek is currently out on bail. His attorney says it the teen and his family have been going through an incredibly difficult time.

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