Category Archives: Accidental Shooting

Killed – Male Teen – Robert Butler (Tallahassee, FL)

Robert Butler

A 17 year old boy was shot and killed in northern Tallahassee, Florida.

Leon County Sheriff Deputies say Robert Butler, was shot just after 9 pm Saturday on the 4700 block of Maylor road. Butler was then taken to a local hospital where he died.

17-year-old Logan Murphy entered a plea to manslaughter charges today in the death of 17-year-old Robert Butler.

Butler was shot and killed as the teens played with a gun at a home on Maylor Road in September 2013.

Murphy was sentenced to up to three years in a juvenile detention facility and another 15 years on probation.

The judge also ordered him to pay his friend’s funeral expenses.

Killed – Andria Romaine (Ohatchee, AL)


OHATCHEE, Alabama — Calhoun County authorities said they believe a shooting last month which resulted in the death of an Ohatchee woman Wednesday was accidental.

Andria Romaine, 32, of Ohatchee died Wednesday at UAB Hospital from complications resulting from a shooting last month by her husband, according to Coroner Pat Brown.

Romaine was wounded in the chest Sept. 21 at the couple’s home on the 2100 block of Cochran Springs Road. Her husband had been reloading a .45-caliber pistol when the gun discharged, Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said.

“Evidently the gun had been malfunctioning, so he tried a different kind of ammunition,” he said. “When he was switching the ammunition out, the gun discharged.”

Killed – Courtney Cox (Lander, WY)


A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.

Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman’s husband, who had been “improperly disassembling a .45-caliber handgun” when it discharged and struck the woman in the abdomen just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

Investigation is ongoing into the Saturday shooting death of 25-year-old Courtney Cox, and Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said the shooting is believed to be an accident.

Carey said police and EMS were called to the 800 block of Vance Drive for a report of a woman who had reportedly been shot in the abdomen. While en route, police were made aware that the woman was no longer conscious. Upon arrival, officers initiated CPR and eventually the woman, Cox, was taken to Lander Regional Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

“We do believe this to be an accident, moreover a tragedy,” Carey said. He added that the woman’s 30-year-old husband is believed to have been handling the .45-caliber handgun when it fired.;-thought-accidental

Killed – Logan Treguier (Colorado Springs, CO)


According to court papers, the shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead, may have been an accident.

Logan Treguier, 20, was found dead on the 5400 block of Mosquito Pass Drive in Colorado Springs. That’s near North Carefree and Powers. The call came into police at 11:10 p.m. Friday.

Court papers reveal the victim was home with four other men including the suspect, 21-year-old Benjamin Joe Brown III.

Investigators said Brown first told them he pulled up to the home when a friend came outside yelling Treguier had been shot. After several interviews and during the course of the investigation, Brown later told police he pulled the handgun out from a sofa in the basement.

Investigators said Brown told them he tried to set it on a table, but that’s when he fumbled the gun and when he tried to catch it, the gun went off, shooting and killing Treguier.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, 9/22/13: Benjamin J. Brown III is accused in the the fatal shooting of Logan Treguier, 20, according to Colorado Springs police. Treguier was found inside a house with a gunshot wound to the chest, following reports of gunfire at 5461 Mosquito Pass Drive, shortly after 11 p.m. According to the affidavit, Brown, 21, initially told investigators he wasn’t at the house when the incident occurred. Later, Brown admitted he had been in the basement of the home with Treguier and three other males, the affidavit said. Brown told police he had found a handgun under the couch cushion he was sitting on and when he tried to set it on a table, he fumbled the weapon. “Brown said as he went to catch the gun in his hand, the gun unintentionally discharged and struck Logan Treguier,” the affidavit said. “Brown said he then ran to his vehicle and hid the handgun underneath a seat.” Brown told police he smoked marijuana upon arriving at Treguier’s home and that he had never had firearm training, handled a gun, or shot a gun before Friday’s shooting, the affidavit said.

Killed – Male Teen – Jonathon Keith Bell (Jonesboro, AR)


JONESBORO (AP) – Jonesboro police say a teenager has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting outside of a fast food restaurant.

Sgt. Doug Formon says the shooting was reported Wednesday night at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Jonesboro. Formon tells Jonesboro television station KAIT that the shooting happened inside a truck that was in the restaurant’s parking lot.

Formon says three people were in the truck at the time of the shooting. Police say the victim, who was male, was taken to a hospital where he later died.

17-year-old Jonathon Bell, of Brookland, Arkansas, was with a youth ministry group from Walnut Street Baptist Church at the Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant on Stadium Boulevard. Bell joined two boys who were outside listening to music in a red truck in the parking lot. When Bell got in the truck he saw a handgun stuffed beside the driver’s seat and grabbed it.

According to reports, Bell placed the gun underneath his chin and pulled the trigger, causing the gun to discharge. Bell died from his injuries about two hours later.

Police found three unfired bullets in the truck next to Bell and the youth also had a bullet in his right hand. When police looked at the gun the six-shot revolver had five empty chambers and one fired casing lined up in the firing position of the gun.

The .357 revolver belonged to the grandfather of one of the boys. Police have said the grandfather will not face charges for leaving a loaded, unlocked gun where a minor could access it. “We’re not going to file anything,” he said. “There’s not any charges to pursue.”

Killed – Toddler – Lance Wilson (Michigan City, IN)

Lance Wilson

Zachariah L. Grisham, 24, is charged with neglect and reckless homicide in the shooting death of 3-year-old Lance Wilson at Terrace Acres Mobile Home Park in Michigan City, Ind.
Grisham appeared in La Porte County court on Monday, September 16. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The child was fatally shot on Sunday, September 15 inside his home on Farmington Drive in the mobile home park. Officials say Grisham, who is the live-in boyfriend of Wilson’s mother, was playing a game using guns with the toddler.

“It was a game where one would point a fake gun and then the suspect had taken the real gun and pulled the trigger, and it was loaded,” Det. Sgt. Andy Hynek, La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, said.

“As an adult, you should know better than to play a game with a 3-year-old with a gun. You never know what could happen. And in this case, it went off and a little boy had to die,” Kim Vansickle, neighbor, said.

Michigan City police were called to the boy’s home on Farmington Drive in the Terrace Acres Mobile Home Park about 3:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, and found Lance shot to death, according to the release. The boy was found in the home, shot in the head, said LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Szilagyi, citing information from the probable cause hearing.

Killed – Robert Hood (Lancaster, SC)


Authorities say two convicted felons got together for a gun deal in Lancaster and one of them was accidentally killed as they looked at the weapon.

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting victim around 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

Lancaster County deputies said 35-year-old Robert Hood was shot in the abdomen Tuesday night when the gun he was trying to get went off as he looked at it.

Investigators say the man showing the gun, 30-year-old Demario Buchanon was a felon and the gun had been stolen. Buchanon is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property. He was in jail awaiting a bond hearing and it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

Deputies say Hood also was a convicted felon prohibited from having a gun.