Friday, January 3, 2014

Man unintentionally shot and killed hours after posting gun safety message

22-year-old Carlos Rueda, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was at a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house. Rueda and another friend, 20-year-old Ryan Wathen, were in a bedroom of the house. Wathen told police that Rueda asked him to pick up a handgun that was next to a computer in the room.

Wathen said Rueda told him not to worry, that the gun was not loaded. He said to Wathen, "don't you trust me?" and told him to point the pistol at Rueda's head and pull the trigger. Wathen did and the gun discharged, shooting Rueda in the head.

Rueda was taken to the hosptial where he died a short time later.

Rudea worked at Rio Rancho Armory gun dealer. He posted an article "Police Warn Residents Not to Shoot Guns on the Holiday" just hours before the shooting.

Wathen was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Police are calling the shooting a case of negligence and believe alcohol played a factor.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darwin Award

Kendal Black said...

Gun safety rules One and Two were ignored, and observing either of them would have prevented this shooting.

Four gun safety rules, how hard can that be?

http://shootery.blogspot.com/2013/06/gun-safetys-four-rules-dont-end-up-in.html

Baldr Odinson said...

He's a worker at a gun shop, no less. Wait, I thought gun shops only hired responsible, safety-conscious gun owners....

scott edvin said...

We should follow the gun safety rules. There are many firearms firm giving training of gun safety but we first have to make sure not use the gun without proper training.
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