Skip to comments.Police: Woman shooting at dog misses, kills husband
Posted on 07/17/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT by mmanagerEdited on 07/17/2011 8:15:04 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Police in Mississippi say a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband.
Witnesses tell police that the pit bull named "Cocaine" had lunged at some children and tried to attack them on Friday. The dead man's son says the children were taken inside and his father picked the dog up.
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May I nominate her for Darwin of the Year? Or maybe it was just a one shot, one kill scenario.
Is this bad writing or was the deceased holding the dog when she was allegedly trying to shoot it? Could it have been an opportune moment for the shooter?
What could have happened? They sound like a real intelligent family, owning pit bulls with kids around. And what normal family wouldn’t give their dog a name like “Cocaine”? /s
Sounds to me like she shot after the husband picked up the dog. Did she think she was Annie Oakly and could shoot the dog out of her husbands hands? I bet he was thinking Oh, Sh**, I shouldn’t have yelled at her this morning!
The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
Why do I get the feeling we will see a story in a day or two headlined, `Husband Shooter Told Boyfriend ``I`ll Make It Look Like An Accident`` ...or `Puppy Slay Widow`s Last Words To Hubby She Shot: ``You Play Joan Burroughs This Time`` ?
a better link to the story
A while back I started a “Let me guess” scorecard. I keep it on my bulletin board. This story marks my 68th “correct” guess versus three “incorrect.”
My hunch is that she actually missed the big dog twice!
Guy apparently was holding the dog and the woman tried to shoot the dog while he was holding it. I mean, maybe Doc Holiday could feel good about making a pistol shot like that....
No, a freak accident would be something like she dropped the pistol, it went off and killed the husband. She pointed the gun in his direction and pulled the trigger. She may not have meant to hit him but she did - nothing freakish about that.
Also, if I read your comment correctly you're saying the family owned the dogs. They did not they belonged to neighbors. And, for a Darwin award she would have had to have shot herself, not her husband.
That’s what I thought when I read that. Unfortunately can’t be a Darwin Award because the stupid one didn’t die.
Eating too many brilliant beans.
My dog Sodomy was a great dog so long as he didn’t start humping your leg. It never ended well.
Let me guess - you guess the same choice every time, and are right 95% of the time...
Funny how that works out, eh?
To be honest, I pick and choose which stories I guess at depending on the story itself.
Well, I guess the woman didn't turn out to be the heroin in this situation.
I had a 1st Sergeant who was as wise as he was mean and loud. One of his sayings:
"There is no such thing as 'friendly fire' - everything in front of a bullet is its enemy."
Ah, not exactly. However, I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt about her motives and what actually happened right now, as it’s not clear if the husband was holding the dogs as reported, or in fact in a serious struggle with it.
I mean she’s a idiot for sure, but maybe did not actually set out to shoot hubbie.
First, it’s a puppy. Second, the husband was able to pick it up and hold it long enough to get shot a couple of times so the dog wasn’t as bad as what she’s making it out to be. She, on the other hand, needs to be placed in a padded cell for eternity.
Another Barry soetoro voter bites the dust.
I guess I won’t be seeing them at the Mensa meeting tonight.
Slightly fuzzy picture - but that woman looks truly devastated. Something certainly did not go as planned that day.
What part of "Jackson, Mississippi" tipped you off this time? ;-)
I shoot da dawg as it flew threw da air and i shoted da pappy.
Yes, she does. I feel bad for her and her family. The parents were about protecting their kids, and now he’s gone.
First Sgts are one of the few creatures that can combine wise, mean, and loud in one package.
The family did not own the dog. The longer, somewhat better written story (linked to below) explains that Lazarius Montgomery owned the dog and the shorter story says that the owner of the dog may face charges. If my neighbors owned pitbulls named Blunt and Cocaine I’d keep my pistol handy too. I’d like to think that I’d be more judicious in my application of force.
I don’t put much stock in the way she looks. I remember a woman on an episode of The First 48 who was yelling, crying and carrying on hysterically when informed her husband had been murdered who was later proven to be the murderer! Looked a lot like this lady, in fact.
However one account has the guy sort of nose to nose with dog, trying to avoid being teeth to throat - and she might have panicked. Some people that have access to a gun, but no real experience or understanding of how to use one can do some truly stupid things.
I didn’t need a picture, but that does confirm my suspicions. Sadly.
Time will tell, I suppose. Doesn’t change my immediate impression (no more than that) of that picture, though. Was she laughing and dancing a few moments later?
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