A Quincy man charged in the shooting death of his friend has pleaded not guilty.
Zachary Ballinger, 21, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Police say he used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 21-year-old Austin Michael Hermann.
Ballinger faces between two to five years in prison.
In court records KHQA obtained Wednesday morning, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Next is trial, set for August 11.