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Man shoots Cousin while arguing if Bulletproof Vest still works

A Florida man, Joaquin Mendez, who was asking if a bulletproof vest 'still worked' was fatally shot by his cousin. The 23-year-old man put on the vest late Saturday and 'wondered aloud whether it still worked,' according to a Tampa Police report. 

Police say his cousin, 24-year-old Alexandro Garibaldi, pulled out a gun and responded, 'Let's see.' Officers found Mendez outside the house with a gunshot wound in his chest. Mendez died at a hospital.

According to the report, Garibaldi initially told officers he found his wounded cousin after hearing a gunshot.

However, police say a witness described Garibaldi shooting Mendez. Police say the vest was found inside the house with a gunshot.

Garibaldi was held Sunday without bond on a manslaughter charge. 

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