Friday, September 30, 2011
Man cleaning gun almost shoots woman in neighboring apartment
The man admitted the shooting. Police say no criminal charges are pending because the man was in legal possession of the handgun.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Man unintentionally shot trying to capture a hog for roasting
The Sheriff ruled the shooting an accident. When asked about the wounded animal he replied, "I have no idea what happened to the hog. That was not my concern."
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Teenager examining AR-15 assault rifle unintentionally shot in neck
Police consider the shooing accidental and no charges will be filed. Alabama has no law concerning the minimum age to possess an assault rifle.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Man charged in unintentional shooting death of 4-year-old girl
Melendez has been charged with storing a gun in a manner accessible to a minor. Melendez told news reporters that he bought the .38-caliber handgun about six months ago for protection after he was the victim of an armed robbery. He said he kept the gun loaded and unlocked but hidden in various parts of the apartment. Sometimes under a mattress, sometimes in a desk drawer. North Carolina law requires that guns be stored in a way that cannot be accessed by a child living in the home. Violation of the law is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense.
In the past year at least four children in the Carolinas have been seriously injured or killed in unintentional shootings. In August, the 4-year-old son of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy was seriously injured when he shot himself with his father's gun. In February, a 10-year-old boy unintentionally shot and killed his 11-year-old sister in their Anson County home. Last year, a 5-year-old boy shot himself in the face when he found a loaded, unlocked gun while visiting friends. The owner of that gun was not charged because no children lived in the home and North Carolina law only applies to homes with children.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
77-year-old man unintentionally shoots himself while cleaning out closet in his house
He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. His condition has not been released. Police say no charges have been filed because the man was in legal possession of the gun and the shooting was accidental.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Woman shot when her gun fell from her holster while pumping gas
The woman has a concealed weapons permit for the gun and was able to walk into the gas station store and ask for help. She was taken to the hospital. Her condition has not been released.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Father cleaning handgun unintentionally shoots and kills 14-year-old son
Family friends told reporters that the father had bought the gun for his job as a security guard at a mine, but had been laid off and wanted to sell the gun, so he decided to clean it. "He just got the gun in case anybody would try to harm him any way, and that way he had something to protect himself with, because we're out there in the middle of nowhere," said a family friend.
Bryan was a freshman at Somerset Area High School and was described as "very fun-loving" and "an easy-going kid." Funeral services will be held Monday.
Friday, September 16, 2011
17-month-old loses eye when hit by stray bullet
King, 19, has been arrested on charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and weapons possession. He is on parole for a robbery he committed in 2007 when he was 15. Daryl McCullough, who was also involved in the fight and who is on probation for assault, was not charged with a crime. But both Samyah's father and uncle, both of whom have records, were arrested at the scene. The uncle was charged with a parole violation and the father was arrested on a warrant for assault.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Prison guard hit by stray bullet from nearby shooting range
The guard was treated at the local hospital for a graze wound and sent home to recuperate.
Initially, investigators thought the bullet was a ricochet from the firing range, but they are also exploring the possibility that it was a misfire from a semi-automatic handgun, with the bullet taking an upward trajectory and then falling into the prison compound.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Man sentenced in unintentional shooting death of 3-year-old
In May of this year, Novak was found guilty of second degree manslaughter. He was sentenced this week and given a three-year suspended sentenced and placed on five years probation.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Unsecured gun in car discharges, shoots passenger
Marcus' infant daughter was sitting in the back seat of the car but was unharmed. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital. Marcus is recovering from surgery.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Long recovery for deputy injured in unintentional shooting
Todd also suffered a brain injury that caused some memory loss and spent weeks in a drug-induced coma. He was in the hospital for three months. He has been on disability since the accident and has only recently been cleared to drive a car. Financial difficulties have forced him to move in with his brother and sister-in-law. He is hoping to find an apartment or someone who is looking for a roommate somewhere in Marietta so he can attend his bi-weekly doctor's appointment in town.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Man moving gun unintentionally shoots and kills fiance
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Man leaves gun on bathroom floor, toddler finds it
Allen has been charged with second degree cruelty to a child and reckless conduct. He has been denied bond. His lawyer argued that Allen was employed as a longshoreman and was not a flight risk. "This is an unfortunate accident situation that occurred here," he said.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
75-year-old man concerned about strangers in backyard unintentionally shoots himself after getting his gun
Monday, September 5, 2011
Woman unintentionally discharges handgun outside Safeway supermarket
Arizona does not require any sort of permit or safety training before an individual can carry a loaded, hidden gun in public.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Man lies to police about unintentional shooting, says burglar shot him
"Supposedly, a guy busted in Damien's house with a black mask because Damien was selling some guns on Craigslist," said a neighbor. "The guy just busted the door, shot him and then ran off." The neighbor added, "I got my gun out, and it's sitting by the door - just in case something else happens, if they come looking for Damien again."
But after police transported Damien to the local hospital and began investigating the incident they quickly determined that things didn't add up. After more questioning, Damien admitted that it was an accidental shooting and that he shot himself. The injuries are not considered life-threatening and Damien might face charges of falsifying a report.