Man Shoots, Kills Brother While Showing Off His Gun
A Washington man is under arrest after he accidentally shot and killed his brother in their apartment on Monday evening, according to Snoqualmie police. Capt. Nick Almquist said dispatchers received a 911 call from Robert Navarro around 10:30 p.m. reporting that he had wounded his brother.
[su_center_ad]When officers and medics arrived at the residence, they found the body of the shooter’s brother.
Almquist says their investigation is still ongoing, but also said the shooting appears to be accidental.
“He was showing his firearm to his brother and he was checking to see if it was loaded and it went off,” Almquist said.
According to KOMO News, Navarro was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of manslaughter.
“Whenever somebody is killed and there is some sort of negligence involved it fits the category of manslaughter,” Almquist explained. “Even though it was a horrific scenario, we do have to follow through with filing the case with the King County prosecutor’s office.”
According to Almquist, the brothers had been drinking a small amount of alcohol before the shooting but “nothing that was substantial, whatsoever.”
Almquist would only say both men were in their 40s but did not identify the victim.
One drink can impair a person’s judgment. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair coordination. a person’s sense of balance and motor skills. Combine alcohol with firearms and the scenario can be deadly, such as in this case.
Guns are not simply innocent ‘inanimate objects’ if they’re put in an irresponsible gun owner’s hands. They are created to kill and should be respected as such.
There is a reason it is illegal to drink and drive. [su_sky_ad]
tiredoftea August 26th, 2014 at 6:39 pm
“Almquist says their investigation is still ongoing, but also said the shooting appears to be accidental”, no, it was morbidly stupid and the surviving idiot should be made to serve time. Thanks NRA, for all you do to keep every gun imaginable on the streets for idiots like this to have them!
M D Reese August 26th, 2014 at 6:44 pm
I’m with you there! When children, the mentally ill or boozeheads get their hands on a loaded gun, the result is NEVER an “accident”.
mdram August 26th, 2014 at 6:59 pm
How do people not get that you don’t point a gun, loaded or not, at anything you don’t want to destroy…
mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 7:08 pm
Let me point the gun at you and check to see if it is unloaded by pulling the trigger. Excuse me but this is really stupid. Always point the gun in a safe direction while checking if it is loaded. Idiots idiots idiots …
mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Did I YELL — IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS … Just wanted to make sure everyone could hear.
Anomaly 100 August 26th, 2014 at 7:13 pm
What? I’m sorry but I couldn’t hear you. I’m playing music kind of loud right now. My bad.
mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 7:16 pm
IDIOTS‼ — IDIOTS‼ — IDIOTS‼ ——— CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW???????????????????????
Anomaly 100 August 26th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Should I turn the music down?
mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 7:21 pm
i give up …
Anomaly 100 August 26th, 2014 at 7:24 pm
Here ya’ go. Blast it. (Comgen loves this song so in his honor since he just had surgery….)
neworleans878 August 26th, 2014 at 7:41 pm
Missed the conversation. Could ya’ll repeat it? 🙂
neworleans878 August 26th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
What’s the obsession about showing off one’s guns? I’ve been a gun owner for over 30 years, and I can promise you that a) very few people in my immediate life know it, and b) I’ve never felt the compulsion to show my guns off.
Little men with little penises.
tiredoftea August 26th, 2014 at 7:34 pm
Nice humble bragging there! So, it’s a size thing?
Carla Akins August 26th, 2014 at 8:45 pm
Isn’t it always?
KB723 August 26th, 2014 at 7:43 pm
There is a reason it is illegal to drink and drive.
But oddly not one for handling fire arms, Oh Well, live and learn, just hope you are the one holding the gun???
Coprolite August 26th, 2014 at 9:44 pm
Most states have laws making it unlawful to be in the possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
KB723 August 26th, 2014 at 9:47 pm
Interesting, can you name them, cos I know of no such Law here in Denver…
granpa.usthai August 27th, 2014 at 4:26 am
is Missouri one of them?
viva_democracy August 27th, 2014 at 8:10 am
Isn’t it GA that now allows guns in bars (and pretty much everywhere else)?