November 27, 2014 7:41 pm -

A Florida man threatened to shoot his wife’s dog, then accidentally fatally shot himself in the face.

[su_center_ad]My Fox Tampa reports:

Dennis Emery was no stranger to the law. He had run-ins with Pinellas Park police 34 times since 2012, and was arrested last month three times in less than a week.

But Tuesday morning, police got their final call from his home.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, police said Emery was upset because he could not find his lighter.

“He was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife. During that disturbance he retrieves a firearm, he produces the firearm, and he threatens to shoot one of the family’s animals,” Pinellas Park police’s Sgt. Adam Geissenberger said on Tuesday.

According to authorities, Emery cocked the gun, lowered the hammer, and then for some reason turned the gun around toward his face right as it fired.

Investigators believe it was an accident based on witness accounts.

“It’s a shame. It’s a damn shame. I never figured him to be irresponsible with a handgun,” Emery’s next door neighbor Dallas Collins said.

Emery’s wife owned 13 border collies and he said the barking was a constant problem between the couple, Collins said.

“Anytime, day or night, it doesn’t matter,” he said.

None of the dogs were injured from the shooting, but Emery inadvertently took his own life.

“We’re very close the holiday. Loss of life, regardless of the situation, is very tragic and now this family has to deal with the loss of a loved one very close to the holidays,” Geissenberger added.

Officials have determined the shooting to be accidental but suicide hasn’t been ruled out.

‘Sources say’ the dog could be heard snickering after the shot struck Mr. Emery. [su_csky_ad]

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.

20 responses to Man Tries To Shoot Wife’s Dog, Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Face

  1. mea_mark November 27th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I think the dog has psychic powers.

    • whatthe46 November 27th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      HA! that’s funny.

    • neworleans878 November 27th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Village of the Damned type puppies, eh?

    • rg9rts November 28th, 2014 at 1:58 am


  2. Larry Schmitt November 27th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    He looks as stupid as he acts.

  3. whatthe46 November 27th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    “It’s a shame. It’s a damn shame. I never figured him to be irresponsible with a handgun,” Emery’s next door neighbor Dallas Collins said.
    ****The jackass shouldn’t have
    had gun to begin with.

  4. tiredoftea November 27th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    No Thanksgiving would be complete without a WTF!! FLORIDA!! gun story. Thanks NRA for all you do to accelerate human evolution by weeding out the weaker members of our gene pool.

    • Mel Lewis November 28th, 2014 at 2:22 am

      It’s not so much weakness as it is ignorance/stupidity.

  5. Bruce Perry November 27th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    The good news is the bullet improved his appearance dramatically.

    • Jack E Raynbeau November 27th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Was a before picture provided?

  6. Jack E Raynbeau November 27th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Only one dog was harmed in the making of this story.

  7. edmeyer_able November 27th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Any time a human life is lost due to careless handling of firearms it is tragic……………nah just kidding good riddance you idiot. The world is a safer place today.

  8. Republicans_are_Evil November 27th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Someone with that many run-ins with the law need to have their firearms taken away.

  9. Suzanne McFly November 27th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Finally a story where karma comes before the tragedy.

  10. Obewon November 27th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    He couldn’t find his lighter. So Emery cocked the gun, lowered the hammer, and then turned the gun around toward his face to light his cigarette. Another brilliant gun owner proves Darwinism.

  11. Tommy6860 November 27th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I’m starting to think with the rash of incidents with gun stupidity, that karma is actually becoming a purpose.

  12. rg9rts November 28th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Sorry you have to be among us to qualify for the NRA shooter of the month award…Sounds like the entire neighborhood is full of loons just like him..

  13. bpollen November 28th, 2014 at 5:11 am

    This is the way a murder-suicide should work. First you suicide, and then you…

  14. tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 7:16 am

    13 borders is excessive and hoarding. These are working dogs, the barking is a sign of a bored and stressed animal.

  15. toma kay November 28th, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Ralphy…you’ll shoot your eye out. Dipshit