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Bulverde teen charged in death of friend

Sheriff: Rylee Eklund, 19, shot, killed Drake Lund, injured Sawyer Darwin, Robert Bree


BULVERDE, Texas – A 19-year-old man has been charged in a shooting that left one of his friends dead, and two other friends seriously injured.

Comal County Sheriff Tommy Ward said back on July 12, their dispatch recieved a 911 call from Rylee Eklund.

He told them there were strangers on his property in the 2100 block of Ridge Creek Lane in Bulverde.

Ward says Eklund did not know those strangers were his friends and shot at them without ever checking.

Drake Lund, 19, was killed. Sawyer Darwin, 19, and Robert Bree, 17, were injured.

Eklund is facing a charge of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault.