Waynesboro man accidentally shoots rifle, kills sister

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Waynesboro Police responded to the 700 block of Ridgewood Rd. Saturday morning around 9:45.

Cesar Ruiz, 21, of Waynesboro faces charges after accidentally shooting sister with a rifle. | Credit: WHSV

When they arrived to the home, they found 19-year-old Yesenia Katelyn Ruiz dead after being accidentally shot once with a rifle by her brother, Cesar Felipe Ruiz.

The 21-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, unlawfully discharging a firearm in an occupied building and reckless handling of a fire arm.

Ruiz is being held pending a bond hearing in Waynesboro General District Court.


Waynesboro Police responded to a home off of Ridgewood Rd. on Saturday.

Police say a 19-year-old female died from a gun shot wound, and they are speaking with the suspect.

Police are still investigating, but they said the public should not be concerned.