The shooting death of an Oak Grove man involved a “certain degree of recklessness” but was an accident, according to Oak Grove police chief Bob Muenz.

The shooting death of an Oak Grove man involved a “certain degree of recklessness” but was an accident, according to Oak Grove police chief Bob Muenz.

That, he said, leads him to believe the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will take a look at filing charges against the shooter.

Brady Lowery, 23, was shot in the head late Friday at a house in the 1300 block of S.E. Austin Street. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police quickly issued a statement, calling the shooting accidental, based on initial witness statements.

Lowery, police said, was shot while another person at the house was displaying a semi-automatic hangun.

The shooting happened at a house party and alcohol may have been a factor in the shooting, according to police.

Muenz on Monday reinterated the police department’s stance that it was an accident.

“I’m pretty confident that it was an accident,” Muenz said. “However, we are going to prepare a case and forward that to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.”

Exactly what charges could be filed is up to the prosecutor.

Officers questioned the shooter that night, he said. They are going to schedule a second interview with the shooter, whose name was not released. Officers are interviewing witnesses more in detail, Muenz said.