ELMO, MO – An infant has died after his 5-year-old brother got his hands on a loaded gun and shot him in the head.
According to the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office, the mother of the two children called 911 to report her five-year-old son shot her infant in the head with a paintball gun.
But after law enforcement arrived at the location, they discovered that the infant had been shot in the head with a .22 caliber magnum revolver. The baby boy was flown to a Kansas City hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said the infant was inside a playpen in a bedroom where the loaded gun was located on a shelf built into the headboard of a bed.
“At this point foul play is not suspected, and it appears at this time that the shooting was accidental,” said White.
Neighbor and family friend, Kathy Armentrout, said the mother was home alone with her five young sons at the time of the shooting. White said the gun belonged to a relative and that guns are common place in the area.…
TAMPA, FL – Police have charged a 15-year-old and her 11-year-old sister with the murder of their 16-year-old brother.
Police learned of the shooting after the two girls told an officer that there had been a shooting at their home. They told the officer that her older brother had beaten her up earlier in the day.
Police arrested the 15-year-old and charged her with premeditated murder on Monday, saying she grabbed a handgun from her parents’ bedroom and fatally shot her brother in the living room of their home.
Her sister was arrested the following day and faces the same charge. The sheriff’s office has not released details regarding the younger sibling’s involvement but did say in a statement that she allegedly “assisted” in the killing of her brother.
Investigators believe that the fight between the older sibling and her brother was the motive behind the shooting, said Columbia County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Murray Smith.
Also charged were the girls’ parents. Keith Kornegay, 37, and Misty Kornegay, 33, were out of town at the time of the shooting, but were later arrested and charged with child neglect.…
HAYDEN, ID – Veronica Rutledge was inside a Walmart when she was accidentally shot and killed by her 2-year-old boy after he reached into her purse and her concealed gun fired.
The shooting occurred on Tuesday at around 10:20 a.m. as Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, said Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller.
The boy was in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother’s purse and pulled out a small-caliber handgun. The gun fired once and Rutledge, who had a concealed weapons permit, was fatally struck.
“It appears to be a pretty tragic accident,” Miller said.
Rutledge’s husband showed up to the store shortly after the shooting. All of the children were taken to a relative’s house.
Rutledge’s father-in-law, Terry Rutledge, told The Associated Press that Rutledge “was a beautiful, young, loving mother” and was “not the least bit irresponsible.” I beg to differ.
Look, I’m all for people being able to carry a concealed firearm. Hell, I’m a concealed weapons permit holder myself.…
DAYTON, OH – Police said a man with a concealed weapon permit shot and killed 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar after the teen showed a gun and tried to rob the man of his new Nike Air Jordans.
According to reports, Jabbar was with two friends at the Dayton Mall to buy a pair of the limited edition sneakers. When the teen found out the shop had sold out, he resorted to getting them another way.
He and his friends waited outside on the sidewalk until they spotted two men leaving the mall carrying the newly bought shoes they were seeking. Jabbar allegedly showed a gun to the men and demanded their merchandise.
“This was a random act of ‘I want something that person has and I’m going to take it from them by any means,'” said Miami Township, Ohio police Sgt. Jay Phares.
Unfortunately for Jabbar, he picked a man with a concealed weapon permit who was carrying a gun of his own. The man, who is not being identified at this time, pulled out his gun and shot Jabbar once in the torso.…
PINELLAS PARK, FL — A moron accidentally killed himself after threatening to shoot the family dog and then somehow managed to shoot himself in the face.
According to Pinellas Park police, 57-year-old Dennis Emery became angry with his wife when he could not locate his lighter. During this argument Emery picked up a revolver, pointed it at the family dog and threatened to shoot it.
I’ll let Pinellas Park Police Spokesman Sgt. Adam Geissenberger explain what happened next.
“At some point, Emery started to release the hammer back to a safe position. He pointed the gun at his face while he was lowering the hammer and the firearm discharged, striking him in the face,” said Geissenberger.
Officers arrived at the scene after a 17-year-old inside the home called 911. Police said they got conflicting reports of whether Emery shot himself on purpose or not, but at this point the death is being ruled accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.
On purpose or not, this guy was an ongoing train wreck.…
TULSA, OK — Tulsa police say 26-year-old Christa Engles died after she was accidentally shot in the head by her 3-year-old son.
Engles was home Monday afternoon with her one-year-old and three-year-old children. According to Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker, Engles was changing the baby’s diaper when her toddler somehow gained access to a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and fired the fatal shot.
According to a neighbor, the children’s grandmother came in to the room and found Engles wounded and the two children covered in her blood. Engles was rushed to the hospital but would die from her injuries.
The boy reportedly repeated “Mommy shot” over and over again as he was taken away from the home to be interviewed by child specialists. The boy would admit to them that he’d found the gun under the couch before firing the fatal shot.
Police confirmed that they found several guns inside the home. Engles’ husband is a truck driver who was on the road at the time of the shooting.
“I lost my Wife to an accident yesterday,” he posted on Facebook.…
MEXICO – Mario Alberto Lizalde Reyes has been accused of fatally shooting his best friend before chopping off the man’s penis and feeding it to his dog.
The 26-year-old told police that he and and his lifelong friend, 24-year-old Mario Hernandez Banda, 24, were drinking when they got into an argument over Banda allegedly trying to touch Reyes “in a sexual way”.
‘After pushing him off, he went to urinate in an alley so I followed him, pulled out my gun and shot him in the head,” said Reyes. “I then took his knife off him and chopped off his penis as punishment and put it in a bag.”
No word on what Reyes planned to do with his brand new dick in a bag, but he said when his dog would not stop sniffing at the bag, he got an idea.
“I decided to give it to him and he ate it,” said Reyes.
Reyes left the body of his friend in an alley, finished walking his dog, and then went home.…
It happened on Friday night as Campbell was riding in a car driven by her 33-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend would later tell police that they’d recently bought the gun in case shit went down over the grand jury’s decision on the shooting of Michael Brown.
He said that as he was driving, Campbell pulled out the gun and started waving it around in a joking manner, stating they were ready for Ferguson. The boyfriend said that as he ducked to get out of the way of the gun, he accidentally rear-ended another car.
The resulting collision caused Campbell to discharge the gun and shoot herself in the head, according to the boyfriend. Campbell was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police are still investigating the incident as they want to make sure that the boyfriend is telling the truth and that Campbell actually did nominate herself for a Darwin Award.…
BELL, FL – Police say Don Spirit wiped out 2% of a small town’s population after the 51-year-old fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself.
On Thursday, Spirit is said to have gunned down his daughter and her six children before killing himself at a home in Bell, Florida, a town of only 350 people. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said the seven victims were found “all over on the property,” and included a 10-week-old baby.
The victims have been identified as Sarah Lorraine Spirit, 28, and her daughters Alanna Stewart, 2½ months, Brandon Stewart, 4, Destiny Stewart, 5, and Kylie Kuhlmann, 9, and sons Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8, and Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11.
This wasn’t the first time Spirit has shot and killed a family member. In 2001, Spirit “accidentally” shot and killed his eight-year-old son, Kyle, while hunting together. Before that incident, Spirit had convictions for depriving a child of food and shelter, battery, and felony possession of marijuana.
Just as the trial was to begin for the shooting death of his son, Spirit pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received the minimum sentence of three years behind bars.…
ATLANTA, GA – The Fulton County district attorney’s office has announced they will be charging a 16-year-old girl as an adult after she allegedly killed a man while trying to steal his Playstation.
On Friday, 28-year-old Daniel Zeitz went to meet a couple posing as potential buyers of the Playstation 4 he’d listed on Craigslist. Once at the meeting place, an apartment complex parking lot, Zeitz met 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian (pictured) and his 16-year-old girlfriend. The couple were in their car and had no intentions of paying for the gaming console.
When Vivian tried pulling the Playstation into the car, Zeitz fought back. Police say that’s when the 16-year-old, who was sitting in the passenger seat, pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and fired a shot at Zietz. The bullet ended up passing through Vivian’s hand before striking Zeitz in the chest, killing him.
Police say the teen’s 16-month-old baby was in the backseat at the time. The couple were arrested later after they went to the hospital to have Vivian’s gunshot wound treated.…
PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, OH – Three teens are facing murder charges after their friend was shot and killed by a woman inside the home he was attempting to rob.
According to police, 17-year-old Reb Barbee and three friends planned to break into the home of a childhood friend he’d had a falling out with.
Barbee entered the home early Sunday morning through an upstairs window wearing an Insane Clown Posse mask and armed with a knife. His accomplices, Tyler Blazer and Brandon Hamilton, both 17, and Adam Pickens, 18, stayed outside as lookouts.
Heather Tackett woke up when she heard noises inside her home so she grabbed her boyfriend’s .38-caliber revolver and went to investigate. When she checked in her son’s room, she found a masked Barbee standing over her son holding a knife.
Tackett, unaware that the masked intruder was her son’s childhood friend who used to sleepover, screamed and fired one shot at Barbee, who then fled the home suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back.
His accomplices, being the geniuses they are, used a computer chair to wheel Barbee back to his home a half mile away.…
SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ – An 11-year-old boy upset over doing chores used a gun to kill himself with a gunshot to the head.
On Tuesday, Samuel Epps was at home with his father and three siblings when he became upset over completing some chores. “Samuel went into the home’s master bedroom and a short time later a single gunshot was heard by other family members.” Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Gaffney said.
Samuel’s father forced his way into the locked bedroom and found that his son had shot himself in the head. Samuel’s father called 911 and paramedics were on the scene withing minutes.
Although Samuel was still breathing and had a pulse, he would be pronounced dead two hours later after being airlifted to Maricopa County Medical Center.
Samuel’s father is a supervisor with the Arizona State University Police Department, but investigators say the gun Samuel used was an off-duty weapon.
Studies have shown that 90 percent of young children who commit suicide have some kind of mental health disorder, but detectives have not found any evidence that Samuel exhibited depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts.…
The incident happened just after 9 p.m. after police responded to a Wendy’s restaurant where there was reportedly a man with a gun robbing the restaurant.
When police arrived, they engaged 32-year-old Cortez Washington inside the building and ended up firing at least 30 shots after Washington fired a handgun at the officers. Washington was hit multiple times and died after stumbling into the parking lot. Dion, a 38-year-old sound mixer who was holding a microphone, was also hit by gunfire and collapsed inside the building.
After the shooting, an officer can be heard on police audio reporting: “We have one of the ‘Cops’ guys has been hit by gunfire; we need a squad here now.” Shortly after, a man says: “We’ve got a ‘Cops’ cameraman hit, white male, he’s not conscious, he’s slightly breathing.”
It’s now being reported that Dion has died.…
A 9-year-old girl was with her family at Bullets and Burgers shooting range to enjoy some cheeseburgers and semi-automatic weapons when the girl accidentally shot her gun instructor in the head with an Uzi.
It happened Monday morning as the girl’s gun instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, was giving her instructions on how to shoot an Uzi. As Vacca hovers over her, he has the girl fire a single shot before switching the weapon to “fully automatic” mode.
When the girl fires again, the recoil causes her to lose control of the gun while still squeezing off shots. Her arm veers sharply up and to the left, striking Vacca at least once in the head. He would die later that night after being rushed to the hospital.
“The guy just dropped,” Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said, adding that no citations will be issued and no charges will be filed as the shooting range is a licensed and legal operation.…
ALVIN, TX – Last year we reported on David Barajas, the man who was charged with murder after he allegedly shot a drunk driver to death moments after he fatally struck his two sons. His trial started yesterday.
On Dec 7, 2012, David Barajas’ truck ran out of gas on a rural road yards from his home. He and his two sons, 12-year-old David Barajas and 11-year-old Caleb Barajas, jumped out and began pushing the truck while Barajas’ wife and two daughters remained inside the vehicle.
At around this same time, 20-year-old Jose Banda was driving drunk when he plowed into the rear of the pickup. Caleb and his brother would both die after becoming pinned between the two vehicles. Jose Banda wold die from a bullet wound to the head.
Several witnesses present at the scene of the accident told police that after the crash, David Barajas walked the short distance to his home then returned to Jose Banda’s car. That’s when they heard gunshots. David Barajas was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.…
MEXICO CITY – Oscar Otero Aguilar died over the weekend after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing with a gun for a Facebook picture.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, the 21-year-old was drinking with two friends when he put a gun to his head to take a picture for his Facebook account. His friends say that Aguilar accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself once in the head.
Police in the area arrived on the scene and found that Aguilar had a bullet wound to the forehead and was still alive. He wasn’t alive for long, as he was pronounced dead once paramedics got to the home — ensuring a Darwin Award nomination.
His body will be handed over to the family once an autopsy has been completed. I’m guessing officials want to make sure the friends’ story of Aguilar shooting himself jives with the forensic evidence, especially since one of his friends, 21-year-old Omar Campos Abner Vives, was arrested; while “El Paco” fled the scene.
This makes the second person we’ve reported on this year to die while posing for a selfie.…
SAN DIEGO, CA — A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp on Fiesta Island used a handgun to shoot and kill himself Monday morning, police said.
The boy was part of a group of around 20 who arrived at the camp from Las Vegas and were scheduled to stay at the camp until July 5, said Lt. Mike Hastings. Included with the group was a scout master and the boy’s father.
At around 7:36 a.m. Monday morning, police were called to the camp after the boy was found inside his tent suffering from a single gunshot wound. Initially reported that he’d been shot in the head, it is now being reported he’d shot himself once in the chest.
The boy’s identity has not been officially release and police have not said how the boy got his hands on the gun that was found inside the boy’s tent.
The camp allows Scouts to earn a variety of merit badges, sail and build leadership skills. Firearms are not allowed at the camp and the program offers no activities in which a firearm would be used.…
CHESTERFIELD, VA – Police say 35-year-old Barry Jernigan fatally shot his wife and two kids before killing himself Sunday evening.
Police were first alerted to the family’s home after Barry’s boss called to report that Barry had left him a message “that sounded threatening and possibly suicidal in nature.” Officers heard gunshots as they approached the home, but it was already too late.
Barry’s wife, 30-year-old Renotta Jernigan, and stepdaughter, 9-year-old Alexis Kellas, had both collapsed in the front yard after being shot. Neighbors who’d heard the gunfire were providing first aid to the victims, but Renotta would die on the scene while Alexis would die later at the hospital.
Inside the home, police would find 2-year-old Seth Jernigan had been shot to death as he lay in his crib. As for Barry, he was also found in the home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “At this point, the investigation indicates that Barry Jernigan shot his son, stepdaughter and wife before turning the gun on himself,” police said in a statement.…