Riverside man charged in fatal Super Bowl party shooting

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - A man faces several charges after a fatal Super Bowl party shooting in Riverside, Mo.

Joshua Bailey, 34, was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon, unlawfully discharging a firearm while intoxicated, involuntary manslaughter, and armed criminal action on Monday.

Bailey was hosting a Super Bowl party at his home in the 4800 block of Homestead Road when the victim, 22-year-old Josh Anderson, was shot and killed.

According to court documents, Bailey called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to report the shooting, saying "my gun accidentally went off," "I did not know it had a bullet in the chamber," and "I'm going to jail."

When officers arrived, they found Anderson on the floor with a large pool of blood around his head. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Bailey told police he had taken four or five shots of tequila and smoked marijuana during the party.

He is being held in the Platte County on a $500,000 cash bond.

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