Author Topic: Green Beret, Iraq Vet Father Accidentally Shot And Killed By Four Year Old Son  (Read 365 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 242,826

Green Beret, Iraq Vet Father Accidentally Shot And Killed By Four Year Old Son
by Evan McMurry | 12:27 pm, June 8th, 2013

A man was accidentally shot and killed by his four-year-old son in Prescott Valley, Arizona on Friday afternoon, after the boy found a gun left unattended.

Justin Thomas, a former Green Beret and Iraq veteran, and his son were visting from Phoenix. A witness says the son found the gun in a friend’s living room, asked, “Daddy, what’s this?” and accidentally fired. Police say that Thomas was visiting the friend unannounced, which potentially explains why the gun was left unsecured.

Thomas died at the hospital, while the son stayed with police officers until his mother arrived. Authorities say Thomas also has a newborn child.

Watch a news segment about the shooting, via

video at link

Support the USO
#NeverHillary  Not#NeverTrump

Offline Atomic Cow

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,236
  • High Yield Minion
He violated several rules of gun safety.

- Do not leave loaded weapons in reach of young children
- If you are going to leave a weapon out, ensure it is unloaded.
- Check again to make sure it is unloaded
- Do not leave the ammo accessible
- Make sure kids know that a gun is NOT a toy or something to mess with
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 09:31:12 PM by Atomic Cow »
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

Offline GourmetDan

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7,090
Green Beret, Iraq Vet Father Accidentally Shot And Killed By Four Year Old Son

I'm not buying it.

No way a 4 year-old has the strength to pull the trigger on a double-action.

No way anybody leaves a weapon loaded and cocked for a 4 year-old to pull the trigger and just 'happened' to be pointed at the guy's chest.

The 'friend' prolly wanted the guy's ole-lady...

« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 10:52:34 PM by GourmetDan »
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

"April Fools Day is the one day of the year that people critically evaluate news articles before accepting them as true." - Unknown

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo