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06-19-08, 09:41 PM #1
Man dies after accidental shooting
Herriman man dies after accidental shooting in Rush Valley
By Lindsay Whitehurst
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 06/08/2008 03:15:24 PM MDT
Posted: 2:35 PM- A Herriman man is dead after an acquaintance accidently shot him in the back Saturday, police said.
About 9:30 p.m., four men were working on a yard in Rush Valley for an upcoming wedding when the conversation turned to guns, Tooele County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jason Sparks said.
The homeowner has an extensive gun collection, Sparks said, and he brought out a .45-caliber Springfield model 1911 handgun. A 66-year-old guest from out of state slid the rack back as he looked at the weapon.
The guest, who holds a concealed weapons permit, checked if the gun was loaded, Sparks said, but did not see a bullet in the magazine.
Sliding the rack raised the hammer, and to drop it, the man had to pull the trigger. When he did, the bullet shot from the gun and hit the 41-year-old Herriman man in the back. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not release the name of either man, and are investigating to decide whether charges should be filed. The two men knew each other, Sparks said. Their children are friends.
Rush Valley is located about 10 miles south of Tooele.
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_9522682"When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!
06-19-08, 09:46 PM #2
Sad...EVERY gun is loaded all the time, right? Never point a weapon at something you don't intend to kill. An instruction we have been told so many times before.I'm not ruining your life, you are, and I'm just going to write a short story about it.
06-19-08, 10:08 PM #3
Ditto, I don't know how many times my father drilled that into me. Countless times.
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
Not a LEO
In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.
06-20-08, 07:40 AM #4
06-20-08, 09:31 AM #5Romans 8:28-31
"Anima Sana In Corpore Sano"
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