Category Archives: Accidental Shooting

Killed – Man (Duvall, WA)


A King County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a trailhead check in the Duvall area discovered a man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday night.

The deputy found the body next to his vehicle about 9:20 p.m. Saturday near the 17000 block of Duvall-Monroe Road. Deputy Charlie Akers said in a statement it appears the man accidentally shot himself as he was putting away his gear after a day of hunting.

Killed – Christopher Garrett (Milton, FL)

Christopher Garrett

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man is dead after a deer hunting accident.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Stan Kirkland says 30-year-old Christopher Garrett was hunting on land owned by his family when he was shot on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators say Garrett had been hunting in deer stands with Johnny Farmer when both left their stands around dusk.

The Pensacola News Journal ( ) reports Farmer saw motion in the woods and fired his shotgun, striking Garrett.

Garrett was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he died Sunday morning.

Kirkland says neither man was wearing hunter orange, but deer hunters aren’t required to wear orange on private land.

The wildlife agency is investigating the shooting. Kirkland says the state attorney’s office also will review the case.

Garrett was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he passed away about 11:00 Sunday morning.

Christopher Garrett was deer hunting around 5 p.m. on property owned by his family in a field behind Munson Highway when he was shot, according to Stan Kirkland spokesman for FWC.

Garrett and 30-year-old Milton resident Johnny Farmer left their tree stands around dusk when Farmer saw motion in the woods and shot a .12-gauge shot gun, hitting Garrett with buckshot from his ribs to his legs, according to the FWC hunting accident report.

Killed – Male Teen – Ryan Self (Panama, OK)

Ryan Self

PANAMA, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma teenager has died after police say his friend accidentally shot him.

It happened in Panama, a few days before Thanksgiving. Police say the victim, Ryan Self was on a camping trip with his 14-year-old friend.

The 14-year-old tripped, causing his gun to go off, hitting Self in the neck.

He was taken to a Tulsa hospital, but died Sunday night.

His aunt said he had just turned sixteen.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 2 on Pierce Road in Panama, authorities said. The victim and a 14-year-old friend were returning from a camping trip when the 14-year-old tripped, causing his gun to go off, according to Sgt. Andrew Bevil with Panama Police. The bullet struck 16-year-old Ryan Self in the neck.

Killed – William Henley York II (Rockwood, TN)


A Rockwood man died after his weapon discharged while he was cleaning it Friday.

William Henley York II, 42, accidentally shot himself in the head. A family member attempted CPR until emergency personnel arrived.

In addition to being a Rockwood Masonic Lodge 403 member, he was employed at Oak Ridge K-25 as a radiation safety supervisor.

Killed – Male Teen (Meridian, MS)


MERIDIAN, MS, 11/29/13: A local teenager is dead following an apparent accidental shooting in Meridian on Friday afternoon. MPD was called to a home on 30th Avenue about 2:00. Authorities say a 17-year-old was shot in the head accidentally. He was rushed to the hospital, but Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says he died a short time later.

Meridian police were quick to respond to the scene of a shooting Friday. Now 22-year-old Johnny Townsend is charged with manslaughter after accidentally taking a 17-year-old boy’s life.

“Charges were a result of an investigation into a shooting of a 17-year-old on Friday, Nov. 29, in the 3500 block of 30th Street,” Lt. John Griffith of the MPD said.

Police believe only Townsend and the boy were at the home at the time of the shooting. Results of the preliminary autopsy have come in and Coroner Clayton Cobler says that helps to provide a little more clarity on what happened that day.

“It is a perforating gunshot wound to the head at a distant range, was the entrance wound, and it did have an exit wound also. So the gunshot actually is what caused the death,” Cobler explained. “And from the evidence found at the autopsy, the gun was at a distance where it did not leave any residue, so that tell us it was at least 2 to 3 feet from the head.”

After its investigation, the MPD does not believe any foul play was involved in the incident, only that the shooting was accidental.

The coroner says the boy was quickly rushed to Anderson Hospital, but his injuries proved to be fatal.

“According to the 911 it sounds like pretty immediately from the time it occurred until they contacted 911, and of course, he died at the hospital,” Cobler said.

Officers urge anyone operating a firearm to remember to use extreme caution at all times.–233887781.html

Killed – Male Teen – Richard Deleon (Bloomington, TX)

Richard Deleon

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A South Texas woman has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her 17-year-old brother as the pair apparently struggled over a handgun.

The Victoria Advocate reports 22-year-old Janiemarie Perez Clay was being held on $75,000 bond. The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office on Friday did not immediate update her custody status or provide information on an attorney.

Investigators say Richard Rico Deleon was fatally shot early Thanksgiving Day at a home in Bloomington, 10 miles southeast of Victoria. The teen was dead at the scene. Autopsy results are pending.

Sandra Deleon Ramirez says her two children apparently were playing with the gun and she told her son to put the weapon away. The mother believes her daughter was trying to take the gun when it accidentally fired.

Officers responded about 1 a.m. to the call of shots fired in the 400 block of Hedge Street, said Sheriff T. Michael O’Connor.

Killed – Boy (Paragould, AR)


Officials with the Paragould Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that left a 4-year-old boy dead on Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call of a boy with a gunshot wound to an unknown location, according to a statement on the Paragould Police Department’s website.

Once there, authorities contacted the Greene County Coroner’s Office, which pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the department said no further information would be released at this time. Greene County Coroner Dick Pace was able to confirm the boy’s age but could not immediately provide other details.

According to Paragould Police Chief Todd Stovall, the coroner pronounced the four-year-old child dead at the scene.

The shooting happened at an apartment on the corner of North End Avenue and 4th Street.