Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Man sitting in his apartment shot when bullet comes from apartment above

34-year-old Tjuane Butts, of Des Moines, Iowa, was in his apartment playing a board game with friends when he was shot by a bullet that came from the apartment above.
"I'm rolling the dice and it's like pow! I went from playing a board game to laying on the floor." said Butts.
The bullet went in Tjuane's chest and out his stomach. He was taken to the local hospital where he was treated and released.
Police arrested 19-year-old Chad Ashley and charged him with reckless use of a firearm and illegally discharging a firearm within the city limits. Chad's mother told police that she had just bought two guns. She thought the 9mm pistol must have fallen and discharged. She also told police she hadn't bought any ammunition and didn't know how the gun came to be loaded.
Ohh shoot.

1 comment:

Baldr Odinson said...

Wow. Who knew that sitting in your apartment could be such a dangerous activity!

You know, these "cleaning the gun" unintentional discharges occur with alarming frequency.