Man ‘Accidentally’ Shoots, Kills 13-Year-Old Babysitter
[su_right_ad]Anomaly at FreakOutNation has another in the long line of accidental shootings.
A Louisiana man who returned to his Baton Rouge home following a night out with his wife, was working on his handgun Saturday night when it “accidentally” discharged, killing a 13-year-old boy who was baby-sitting his children.
According to The Advocate, 25-year-old Adonis Forbes was out celebrating an anniversary with his wife.
At about 9:00 p.m., the couple decided to check on their kids before heading out again, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
While they were at their house, Forbes decided to check on his gun and found it was malfunctioning. While he was trying to fix the weapon, the gun discharged, according to McKneely.
Murrain Hawkins, the babysitter, was struck in the abdomen by the bullet.
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Shades February 23rd, 2015 at 1:14 pm
Please, please, PLEASE tell me this idiot was arrested.
Guy Lauten February 23rd, 2015 at 1:15 pm
“Forbes decided to check on his gun”
I know that’s right at the top of MY priority list when on an anniversary celebration.
whatthe46 February 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 pm
ok, what in the fk was so important that a gun needed a welfare check? i guess everytime you check on your children, you should always check on your gun as well. stupid ass.
ExPFCWintergreen February 23rd, 2015 at 1:52 pm
I’d love to see these “accidental” shootings by Responsible Gun-Owning Ammosexuals compiled in tabular form. Maybe even geo-plotted by state.
Pilotshark February 23rd, 2015 at 2:06 pm
“While they were at their house, Forbes decided to check on his gun and found it was malfunctioning.”
just which gun was malfunctioning? that required you to check your other gun.
CHOCOL8MILK February 23rd, 2015 at 4:06 pm
Now that I’m drunk, let me handle and maybe clean that hand gun. Idiot. Morons owning guns. SMH. I feel bad for the boy’s family.
illinoisboy1977 February 24th, 2015 at 11:50 am
If the gun was malfunctioning, he should never have tried to clear it an occupied part of the house, in the presence of children. You do it in your workshop, preferably in a bullet resistant room, while aiming at a bullet resistant tile. I think a charge of reckless homicide would be completely reasonable, along with a LARGE civil judgement in favor of the dead boy’s family. I built a small repair closet in my own basement, with laminated steel and concrete block walls and ceiling inserts. The room doubles as a storm shelter. I have three bullet resistant tiles mounted on the back wall, which has a subterranean exterior. If I have an accidental discharge while trying to clear a malfunction, a tile should catch the round. If it doesn’t, there’s no way a round is going to make it outside that room. If you have the money to buy and keep firearms, you should have the money to make a safe maintenance area.