Skip to comments.Man, 25, reportedly shoots himself (Darwin Award Nominee)
Posted on 10/05/2009 4:33:50 PM PDT by kingattax
A 25-year-old man was medevaced to Seattle with life-threatening injuries after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a .22-caliber rifle in Lemon Creek on Friday afternoon, the Juneau Police Department reported.
Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at about 2:20 p.m. at an apartment where they found the man alive but unresponsive. Three other adults and an infant were in the apartment on Glacier Highway and all the adults gave the same description of what happened, police spokesman Sgt. Dave Campbell said. The man's name was not released.
"It looks like it was a tragic accident," Campbell said.
Police say the accidental shooting happened as the group was planning to go to the gun range. One of the adults raised concern about the 25-year-old man handling the firearm because of the infant being in the room, according to a police press release. The adult also was concerned that the rifle was loaded.
"The man joked that there was one way to find out if it was loaded and, at that point, he reportedly put the rifle in his mouth and pulled the trigger," according to the release.
Capital City Fire and Rescue paramedics rushed the victim to Bartlett Regional Hospital. He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Even though the gun involved in the shooting was a small caliber rifle, all loaded firearms are dangerous, Campbell said.
"It's still a bullet and when you're talking about close range like that, small calibers are very dangerous," he said.
Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have played a role in the incident, police reported.
thus putting him in serious contention for the Darwin Award.
He had to have been significantly suicidal before that.
He wasn’t just stupid.
Well, technically he was correct.
I can think of another way to find out actually.
Orally fixated Lefty? Opening the breach is easier.
(Owned guns for over 45 years, never put a muzzle in my mouth, although I am guilty of pissing down some breaches.So much for wet interface with firearms. LOL.)
I hope he can recover so someone can ask him why he did it. That would even be more interesting.
Article spreading the illusion that all fire arms owners are crazy. Guns are inherently dangerous, they are mouth magnets? Buahahahahahaha!
"I was holding the rifle one second, and the next thing I knew, it just flew up to my mouth on its own!"
What a laugh.
He’s not in contention just yet. Remember, to win a Darwin Award, you have to remove yourself from the gene pool. Usually that involves death, but castrations also qualify.
Wow...that's a nice 900-mile trip to the trauma center
“Ladies, that is what you call a major malfunction.”
no drugs or booze involved? sure. I’m betting it was a “hole muh beer and watch this” smooth move moment.
That's serious stupidity
I laughed at their choice of songs he had done, a little Freudian selection perhaps?
“Kath, a native of Chicago, was one of the founding members of the group, which started 10 years ago as the Chicago Transit Authority. Among recordings made popular by the group were, Grammy winner “If You Leave Me Now” and “Baby, What A Big Surprise.”
An idiot and his gun are soon parted.
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