Employee indicted for manslaughter in shooting at Cypress gun range

- A Harris County grand jury indicted a Cypress gun range employee in the fatal shooting of a customer in December 2017.

Tyler Sutton, 21, was indicted for the death of Joshua Cummings.

According to investigators, Sutton was working the counter at the Hot Wells Shooting Range when he allegedly pulled the trigger of a customer's rifle, sending a bullet through a window. Deputies say that bullet hit Cummings in the head as he was walking in the parking lot.

"I have been around firearms my entire life, and this sad case is a perfect example that no matter how much experience one has with firearms you must treat every firearm as if it were loaded," Harris County Assistant District Attorney Jim Leitner said in a release.

Sutton faces two to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The case, which was investigated by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, is assigned to the 176th state district court.

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