01/03/2013 01:02 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Savannah Ramirez Accidentally Shoots Brother, Manuel Ortiz, Taking Facebook Photo Holding Gun: Cops

A woman accidentally shot and killed her 22-year-old brother while she posed for a Facebook photo with a gun, according to police.

ABC 15 reports that Savannah Ramirez, 19, had been playing with a gun and was posing for photos early Monday when the gun discharged, killing Manuel Ortiz, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said.

Police suspect Ortiz and his sister had been drinking. Martos said Ramirez would likely be charged with manslaughter if toxicology tests show she had alcohol in her system.

"Every New Year's Eve, this particular sister is going to be thinking about this for the rest of her life on how ... drinking overnight, playing with a gun and now shoots and kills her brother," Martos said, according to the Daily Mail.

Friends described Ortiz as a "kind, funny guy," who tried to pick people up when they were feeling low, according to The Sun.



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