Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Argument over cell phone ends when gun unintentionally fires during struggle, wounding two brothers

Two brothers, Pretson and Phillip Wilson, were visiting 60-year-old Darrell Laffoon at his home in Beaverton, Oregon. An argument over a cell phone started between the brothers. Laffoon decided to break up the fight by pulling out his 9mm handgun. A struggle over the gun ensued and the gun discharged. Both brothers were struck by the bullet. Preston was treated and released for a gunshot wound to his finger and face. Phillip remains hospitalized, in critical condition, with a gunshot wound to his head.
Laffoon was arrested and charged with first-dgree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Laffoon has a concealed weapons permit. Police said alcohol was likely a factor.
Ohh shoot.

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