Five years in prison for accidental shooting that killed David Kennedy in Hyde Park apartment in 2014

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Paris Walker-Rush | Cook County sheriff's office

Paris Walker-Rush | Cook County sheriff’s office

A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for accidentally shooting David Kennedy to death last year in a Hyde Park apartment.

Paris D. Walker-Rush, 26, was sentenced to five years Wednesday by Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, according to Cook County court records.

Kennedy, 24, was found shot in the head in an apartment in the 5200 block of South Cornell about 9 p.m. Nov. 21, 2014, authorities said at the time.

Kennedy, of the 3700 block of South Wood Street, died at the scene. An autopsy confirmed he died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the death was ruled a homicide.

Walker-Rush was arrested without incident immediately after the shooting, police said. A police source said the men were playing with the gun at the time and appeared to fire accidentally.

Walker-Rush, of the 5200 block of South Cornell Avenue, will receive credit for 349 days served in the Cook County jail.

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