18-year-old Milwaukee Man Charged For Accidentally Killing Friend While Handling Gun

Tineo facing up to 25 years in prison for Marin’s accidental shooting death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 28, 2012

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged Nico Emlio Tineo, 18, of Milwaukee with one felony count for second-degree reckless homicide in the accidental death of Leandro Marin, 17, on November 23. Marin of Greenfield was accidentally shot inside a vehicle by Tineo last Friday around 11:45 p.m. at the 1800 block of S. 32nd Street.
The criminal complaint states, Marin and Tineo found a backpack under a bench at Burnham Park while accompanied by Marin’s sister and another teen. They got into a Cadillac Escalade. Tineo who was in the back seat went through the backpack and found a semi-automatic handgun.
Tineo apparently fired the gun facing out of the Escalade and the gun jammed while the rest watched. Tineo tired to unjammed the weapon, but couldn’t and handed it to Marin who was seating in the front seat, so he could unjam it. Marin couldn’t remove the cartridge or unjam it and returned it to Tineo.
Tineo then was able to unjam it, while placing his finger on the trigger and accidentally fired the weapon striking Marin in the back killing him.
The teens told police that they had smoked marijuana before leaving the park.
Tineo is well known in the Milwaukee area teen circuit for his promising singing career as one of the lead singers for the Yung Ducez. The Yung Ducez have been performing Reggaetón, Hip Hop and R&B for more than ten years.
Tineo is facing up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. Tineo’s cash bail was set at $15,000 and is expected back in court on December 6, for a preliminary hearing.

Leandro Marin and Nico Emlio Tineo


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