Man accused of shooting cousin while playing with gun

CREATED Jul 16, 2013

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CUDAHY - A man was shot Wednesday by his cousin, who said it was all an accident.

According to the criminal complaint, Brandon Kronquist, 26 of Milwaukee, was sitting down to dinner with his family when he went to remove his gun from his pocket to place it in the kitchen.

"He was jokingly pulling the gun out of his pocket in a 'quick draw' fashion as his cousin walked away from him," the criminal complaint said.

As he did this, the gun apparently became caught in his shirt as he pulled it out and went off. The bullet hit his cousin.

Kronquist was charged with Injury by Negligent Handling of Dangerous Weapon, Explosives or Fire. If convicted, he could face up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

There is no word on his cousin's condition.