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Brother charged in accidental shooting death of sister in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO — A 21-year-old man is facing multiple charges related to the accidental fatal shooting death of his 19-year-old sister on Saturday in Waynesboro.

At 9:47 a.m. the Waynesboro Police Department, along with other first responders, went to a residence in the 700 block of Ridgewood Road after reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, officers found 19-year-old Yesenia Katelyn Ruiz shot once with a rifle and deceased.

The deceased’s brother, Cesar Felipe Ruiz, of Waynesboro, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, unlawfully discharging a firearm within an occupied building and reckless handling of a firearm.

Cesar Ruiz is being held pending a bond hearing in Waynesboro General District Court.


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