Category Archives: Accidental Shooting

Double Shooting – Killed – Melissa Rocuba (Simpson, PA)

Melissa Rocuba

A married couple from Fell Twp. suffered gunshot wounds late Tuesday night, and an investigation into the circumstances remains ongoing.

Bruno Rocuba, 47, was handling a firearm on the 300 block of Jefferson Street around 10 p.m. when it discharged. The bullet went through his hand and struck his wife, Melissa Rocuba, 43, in the head, state police at Dunmore said.

http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/news/weapon-fires-strikes-simpson-woman-s-head-man-s-hand-1.1532785

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/fell-twp-woman-dies-from-gunshot-wound-1.1534292

http://wnep.com/2013/08/07/shooting-still-unclear-in-simpson/

http://wnep.com/2013/08/07/troopers-gun-goes-off-one-rushed-to-hospital/

http://wnep.com/2013/08/10/woman-involved-in-shooting-dies/

https://www.facebook.com/TAOTNRA/posts/449959565119035

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/investigation-continues-in-fell-twp-woman-s-death-1.1534826

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/weapon-fires-strikes-simpson-woman-s-head-man-s-hand-1.1532785

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/woman-s-death-still-under-investigation-1.1535967

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/weekend-gun-report-august-9-11-2013/

http://www.thecarbondalenews.com/article/20130814/News/130819918

https://scotchlasfuneralhome.com/viewobituary.php?obituaryid=205

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/node/94224

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Simpson, PA)

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A married couple from Fell Twp. suffered gunshot wounds late Tuesday night, and an investigation into the circumstances remains ongoing.

Bruno Rocuba, 47, was handling a firearm on the 300 block of Jefferson Street around 10 p.m. when it discharged. The bullet went through his hand and struck his wife, Melissa Rocuba, 43, in the head, state police at Dunmore said.

http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/news/weapon-fires-strikes-simpson-woman-s-head-man-s-hand-1.1532785

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/fell-twp-woman-dies-from-gunshot-wound-1.1534292

http://wnep.com/2013/08/07/shooting-still-unclear-in-simpson/

http://wnep.com/2013/08/07/troopers-gun-goes-off-one-rushed-to-hospital/

http://wnep.com/2013/08/10/woman-involved-in-shooting-dies/

https://www.facebook.com/TAOTNRA/posts/449959565119035

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/investigation-continues-in-fell-twp-woman-s-death-1.1534826

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/weapon-fires-strikes-simpson-woman-s-head-man-s-hand-1.1532785

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/woman-s-death-still-under-investigation-1.1535967

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/weekend-gun-report-august-9-11-2013/

http://www.thecarbondalenews.com/article/20130814/News/130819918

https://scotchlasfuneralhome.com/viewobituary.php?obituaryid=205

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/node/94224

Killed – Bryan Keith Gill Jr. (Raleigh, NC)

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A 20-year-old man was charged early Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of his friend Tuesday evening at a home in east Raleigh.

Officers responding to 2110 Groundwater Place about 7 p.m. found Bryan Keith Gill Jr., 21, dead inside. Alexander Leon Walton, of 4704 Grand Cypress Court, was taken into custody by police at the home and later charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators said Gill and Walton were the only people inside the home at the time of the shooting, but they have not said what prompted it.

In a 911 call released Wednesday from a Raleigh shooting Tuesday night, a frantic caller admits to shooting a friend.

Raleigh police responded to a call in the 2100 block of Groundwater Place just after 7 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male who was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The man has been identified as 21-year-old Bryan Keith Gill Jr.

In a 911 call released by police Wednesday, the caller says, “I shot my friends on accident, Oh my God, Oh my God.”

Police have charged Alexander Leon Walton, 20, with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Gill’s death. Walton has also been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The victim and the suspect were known to one another.

http://www.wral.com/man-20-charged-in-fatal-east-raleigh-shooting/12748675/

http://www.wncn.com/story/23063903/raleigh-shooting-911-call-i-shot-my-friend

http://abc11.com/archive/9197841/

http://www.wral.com/man-20-charged-in-fatal-east-raleigh-shooting/12748675/

http://www.stevenlyonsfuneralhome.com/new_view.php?id=3426213

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary-preview.aspx?n=bryan-k-gill&pid=166341572&referrer=1878

Killed – Male Teen – Logan Amendariz (Anderson, IN)

Logan Amendariz

ANDERSON, Ind. – Police investigating the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old central Indiana boy say initial reports suggest the shooting was an accident.

Logan Anthony Armendariz was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after suffering a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said they believe Armendariz was shot by a younger sibling after the children obtained a .22 caliber handgun kept in a locked gun cabinet.

The boy’s stepfather told police he kept four guns locked in the cabinet, and that he believed he’d emptied them all of ammunition.

“There were other guns in the safe. They were completely unloaded,” Callahan said. “This was an older gun with one round still in the handgun.”

Anderson police tell Fox 59 that the boy’s younger brother shot him. According to investigators, the brother got inside a locked closet and a locked gun safe. The safe held five guns–four of which were unloaded. One revolver had a single bullet in the chamber.

The boys were home alone in their mother’s home in Indiana when the deadly accident happened, WTHR reported.

A teenager was shot dead by his younger brother after the ten-year-old discovered the keys to a gun safe.

As the 10 year old toyed with the weapon, the .22-caliber handgun discharged and struck Logan Armendariz dead about 3:30 p.m. Monday. He was 13.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/ind-teen-dies-from-gunshot-wound-to-his-chest

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130807/NEWS02/308070033/

http://www.wthr.com/story/23069505/2013/08/07/anderson-police-13-year-olds-shooting-death-prompts-calls-for-gun-safety

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-kills-brother-secure-gun-article-1.1420223

http://archive.thestarpress.com/article/20130806/NEWS01/130806018/DEVELOPING-Police-investigating-Middletown-teen-s-fatal-shooting

http://fox59.com/2013/08/07/middletown-teenager-killed-in-accidental-shooting/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2386787/Logan-Anthony-Armendariz-13-shot-dead-10-year-old-relative-revolver.html

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/08/13-year-old-indiana-boy-dies-after.html

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/police-13-year-old-indiana-boy-accidentally-shot-killed-by-sibling

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/obituaries/logan-anthony-armendariz/article_3363dd32-da1b-5cbc-9e83-320c8251de06.html

Killed – Jesse Sinclair (Lamoine, ME)

Jesse Sinclair

LAMOINE, Maine — A local man has died after he accidentally shot himself last weekend, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 3, at a home on Birchlawn Drive, the sheriff’s office indicated Thursday in a prepared release. Jesse Sinclair, 19, was inside the house when he suffered a single gunshot wound that appears to have been accidental, police said in the release.

Sinclair was taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, and then to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/08/news/hancock/police-lamoine-teen-dies-from-accidental-gunshot-wound/

http://wabi.tv/2013/08/09/accidental-shooting-victim-dies/

http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/obituary/jesse-alan-sinclair

http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/man-dead-from-accidental-gunshot-wound

 

Killed – Alex Bridge (New Milford, NJ)

Alex Bridge

Three men were indicted Friday on charges stemming from an apparently accidental shooting that claimed the life of a young New Milford man last summer.

A Bergen County grand jury returned a 12-count indictment that leveled the most serious charge — aggravated manslaughter — against the alleged owner of the gun, Byron Sankar, 21, of East Orange.

The victim, Alex Bridge, 22, was shot once in the abdomen about 1 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2013, in the parking lot of the Milford Estates apartments. He was later pronounced dead at Holy Name Medical Center.

Bridge had been drinking beer and perhaps smoking marijuana behind the complex with Sankar, his wife, who was not charged, and Aaron McMorris, 23, of Hackensack, authorities said.

As the group was talking, Sankar produced a 9mm handgun, which discharged when he allegedly handled it in a “reckless manner,” authorities said.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/three-indicted-in-accidental-fatal-shooting-of-new-milford-man-1.748186

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/03/report-man-killed-in-early-morning-new-milford-shooting/

http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2013/08/third_man_charged_in_accidental_shooting_that_killed_new_milford_man.html

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/accidental-shooting-leaves-1-dead-in-new-milford-1.5826975

http://cliffviewpilot.com/deals-possible-for-3-in-shooting-death-of-new-milford-man-22/

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/alex-bridge-s-passion-memorialized-1.1025072?page=all

http://patch.com/new-jersey/newmilford-nj/third-man-charged-in-shooting-death-of-alex-bridge

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=alex-bridge&pid=166317818

Killed – McKayla Hopkins (Warren, OH)

McKayla Hopkins

WARREN, Ohio – A Warren teen has died after being shot at birthday party at Perkins Park on Friday night.

Warren police say 18-year-old McKayla Hopkins died from a single gunshot wound to her torso.

She was at a park pavilion for the party; however authorities say no one has come forward with information.

Two cousins of a 19-year-old Warren woman arraigned Thursday on a charge accusing her of accidentally shooting and killing an 18-year-old friend say the situation is hard for everyone involved.

“I feel bad for both of them,” Danielle Johnson, cousin of Lakeisha Bell, said of Bell and McKayla Hopkins.

Hopkins, of Warren and Howland, was killed when Bell fired a gunshot that hit Hopkins in the torso during Bell’s birthday party Friday evening in Perkins Park, police said.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/23036905/warren-teenager-shot-and-killed-at-party

http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/aug/09/teen-pleads-not-guilty-in-park-killing/

http://wkbn.com/2013/08/02/shooting-reported-in-warren/

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2186710&fh_id=12750

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114991167