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]