Skip to comments.Man Shot After Pulling BB Gun Dies
Posted on 01/04/2014 9:49:40 AM PST by nickcarraway
A man critically wounded when he tried to pull a BB gun during an argument was pronounced dead in the early-morning hours of New Year's Day.
According to an SAPD report, Ray Anthony Cantu, 28, died at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 1 after being shot in the leg in the 400 block of Emilie Street around 1:15 a.m.
Cantu had been involved in a disturbance on Sussex Avenue on the city's South Side earlier in the night, police said. He walked to apartments in the 400 block of Emilie Street, where he got into another argument with a man who lived at the location identified as Angel Valdez, while inside his residence. Police said Cantu at times had been known to stay at the location.
Officers said Valdez, whose wife and young child were home at the time of the shooting, punched Cantu in the face and kicked him in an attempt to get Cantu out of the apartment.
After being kicked, Cantu tried to pull a weapon.
It was later revealed that Cantu was trying to pull a BB gun, but the man inside the apartment pulled a real handgun, and shot him in the leg.
Police said the wound may have hit an artery in the man's leg.
Police at the scene said Valdez had no way of knowing the weapon was not real, and is not expected to face charges.
Darwin Award in the Brought a BB Gun to a Gunfight category.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Its like trying to win at poker with a pair of 10's. You're in deep trouble if someone at the table has anything better.
Few people know the guy in California was in the cop's apartment and had come there to pick a fight.
At 20ft or less vs a prepared cq fighter, reaching for a weapon serves to tie up on of your hands.
The weapon was real. Just not very effective - even if he'd gotten a shot off.
San Antonio Police Department.
Sounds like the femoral artery was severed. -tom
In the first case you have a fist fight going on when one of the combatants pulls a gun.
In the second case you have a kid walking down the street when a police car screeches to a halt and an over aggressive cop yells and fires at the kid 7 times, even after the boy falls to the ground.
You can't see the difference? Perhaps your head is too far up your ass. Just an observation.
Wha-ha happened? A BB gun dies, so a man has to get shot over this? What is this world coming to?
Alaska Wolf, is that you?
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