PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Charges have been filed against an Erie man who shot and killed a St. Vincent College student.

The shooting happened on April 12, at a home on Kahkwa Boulevard in Erie.

Abram Sorek, 23, a senior at St. Vincent, was shot in the head.

His 23-year old friend Aladin Jojic, is now charges in connection with his death.

Jojic was arraigned Tuesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

He was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Erie Police, Sorek, Jojic and others were drinking at a bar earlier in the evening.

They then went a home on Kahkwa Boulevard, where the group was hanging out in a hot tub.

Jojic told the person who lived in the home that he was thinking about buying a gun.

The owner of the home brought out a gun for Jojic to look at while in the hot tub.

When the group went back into the house, the owner of the gun asked Jojic to carry it and warned him that it was loaded.

Once inside, he began, “playing with it.” That’s when Sorek, described as a “childhood friend” was shot.

Sorek was a business marketing major at St. Vincent College.

He would have graduated on Saturday.

Jojic’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 16.


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