Minnesota Marine fatally shot during Texas visit

8:52 AM, Apr 4, 2012   |    comments
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CLARISSA, Minn. - A Marine from Minnesota was shot and killed while visiting friends in Texas.

The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar says 24-year-old Aaron Talley, of Clarissa, was shot Sunday at a residence in San Antonio. Police say the shooting was apparently accidental.

Philip Pavelko was charged Monday. No information was immediately available on an attorney for the Iraq war veteran, who was freed Tuesday after posting $30,000 bail.

Pavelko has said the shooting of his buddy was an accident.

Police say Pavelko told investigators that the two men were joking around after dinner and had no idea that the shotgun was loaded.

Talley was a corrections specialist at the Naval Consolidated Brig assigned to the headquarters squadron at Miramar, Calif.

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