Man charged with shooting roommate in neck - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Man charged with shooting roommate in neck

A Mid-South man is in jail, charged with shooting his roommate in the neck.

Investigators said Michael Schaefgen was goofing off with his friend when he shot him.

The shooting happened inside a home in the 3400 block of Walnut Grove.

The house looks perfectly normal. The only sign that something happened hangs off the edge of the garbage can. Yellow crime scene tape from Thursday night.

Police arrested 22-year-old Michael Schaefgen for shooting a 21-year-old friend and roommate.

Police said the roommate is still in the hospital, listed in critical condition.

Police said Shaefgen pulled a real gun out of a side holster. The gun fired and hit roommate in the neck.

Michael Shaefgen has been charged with reckless endangerment.

According to investigators he didn't actually shoot his roommate on purpose. In a news release, police said "both men were wrestling or 'play fighting' prior to the shooting.

The horseplay ended with the gunshot.

According to neighbors, Shaefgen lives in the house with college roommates.

According to official records, the house belongs to James and Beverly Shaefgen. They live in Carson City, Nevada.

Neighbors said they moved away four years ago and left the house with their son.


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