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Lansing man pleads guilty after accidental fatal shooting during gun cleaning session

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 16, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lansing, Kansas, man plead guilty on Feb. 9 to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the accidental fatal shooting of a man during a gun cleaning session in November 2023.

Robert F. Quasa, 48, plead guilty to accidentally shooting and killing Andrew Glenn Wiley on Nov. 3, 2023, according to a press release from the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office.

“Owning or handling a gun carries a great responsibility that cannot be understated. As we all know, misuse of a firearm can kill someone," Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said in the press release.

The men, along with others, went to a shooting range on the day of the shooting, according to court documents. The group met at Quasa's house after the gun range and were cleaning their guns when Quasa's handgun fired and hit Wiley.

Quasa told officers at the scene that he was teaching Wiley how to clean guns, specifically showing him how to remove a bullet from the chamber, when his firearm "just went off," according to the press release.

Medical aid provided to Wiley was unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased, per the press release.

Quasa is set to be sentenced at 1 p.m. on March 13.

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