June 23, 2014 1:11 pm -

Chris Carter, a friend of gunshot victim Raymond Andrews, takes a moment to remember his friend

Chris Carter, a friend of gunshot victim Raymond Andrews, takes a moment to remember his friend

How shocking that another hour has gone by and yet another person with a gun had it go off accidentally and cause great damage. In other breaking news, the sun rose this morning.

District Attorney Scott Thomas and Havelock police have ruled the death of a New Bern man accidental after he fatally injured himself with a handgun, according to a release from the Havelock communications coordinator. No charges will be filed in the case.

Raymond David Andrews, 22, of New Bern, whose family is from Newport, died Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Nightmare Factory at 29 Park Lane…

Further investigation revealed Mr. Andrews and a friend and coworker at the Nightmare Factory were discussing and viewing firearms while standing in the parking lot beside Mr. Andrews’ vehicle.

At one point during the discussion the friend unloaded his firearm and handed the firearm to Mr. Andrews who began to dry fire the weapon while still talking with his friend. Mr. Andrews then returned the firearm to the friend who reloaded it as Mr. Andrews retrieved a second firearm from his vehicle.

As Mr. Andrews handed the second firearm to his friend, Mr. Andrews took the reloaded firearm and placed it on the front passenger seat of his vehicle. As Mr. Andrews and his friend conversed and viewed the second firearm two additional coworkers and friends approached and joined the conversation.

During this time Mr. Andrews reached into his vehicle and retrieved the firearm he had placed on the passenger seat, cocked the hammer and placed the firearm to his head. The weapon discharged causing a significant head wound that incapacitated Mr. Andrews.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Good Guy With Gun Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Head With His Good Gun

  1. mdram June 23rd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Wow…why would you even play like that? Loaded or not…

  2. fahvel June 23rd, 2014 at 3:25 pm


  3. Jeff Baker June 23rd, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Darwin Award!

  4. William June 23rd, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Natural selection.

  5. Justin Volke V June 24th, 2014 at 2:58 am

    You can’t fix stupid. The first thing you are taught in firearm safety class is that all guns are always loaded and you never point them at anything you aren’t planning to shoot.
    This idiot was just as stupid as people who text and drive. But luckily guns don’t kill as many people accidentally as cars do.

  6. Raymonds Mother August 6th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    May Karma get everyone of you that has a nasty comment to say without thinking of his family.