I believe if the jurors exonerated him from involuntary manslaughter, they shouldn’t charge him with felony weapon possession. From my understanding, if this guy picked up a loaded gun and pointed to the general direction of a crowd, which caused the killing of an innocent person, this is enough for involuntary manslaughter.
But the jurors apparently believed he didn’t do any of this. Why did they charge him with weapon possession then? Do they have enough evidence the defendant intended to possess the weapon? Maybe he just wanted to dispose it so nobody got hurt? Maybe the weapon discharged automatically when the defendant was nearby and he merely wanted to keep other people from getting hurt by disposing the gun. He should have been a hero. The jurors were inconsistent in their verdict.
The problem in this case is not in the prosecution. Involuntary manslaughter would be the appropriate charge. The juror didn’t do their job.