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Florida father killed by stray bullet while celebrating newborn's homecoming
THE INDY CHANNEL ^ | 19 JUNE 2014 | THE INDY CHANNEL

Posted on 06/19/2014 5:58:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Edited on 06/21/2014 5:13:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A Florida father, gathered with his wife and family members to celebrate the homecoming of their 3-day-old baby, was killed by a stray bullet Tuesday evening.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office said the bullet came from a neighbor's gun -- a convicted felon who had been drinking.


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1 posted on 06/19/2014 5:58:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RIP.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 6:01:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A convicted felon, eh? Well, we know he didn’t possess the gun legally.

They should hang him for killing that new father.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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4 posted on 06/19/2014 6:07:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

dayummm....ouch.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 6:09:00 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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“The damn gun doesn’t usually shoot,” Shisler’s arrest report quoted him as saying. “You have to squeeze the hell out of the trigger to shoot it.”

Shisler told deputies he tried to pick up the gun by its trigger, but it fired a hole through his window screen. He later told deputies he hid the gun under his mattress. A blood test taken more than four hours after the incident showed Shisler had a blood alcohol content of 0.079, deputies reported.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:10:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

There is no justice in this world.

It’s all just random madness.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:12:24 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

According to the Jackson County Floridan, Shisler was arrested after the new dad was killed by the stray bullet. The tragic incident happened in Panama City, Florida, on Tuesday night. After the shot hit Justin Ayers, police responded to the 911 call and found Shisler in the yard at his home. When asked about the incident he first said “it was fireworks, an M80.” History indicates this isn’t the first time the man has tried to pass off such a story.

Authorities described Shisler as being “extremely belligerent” and he was soon arrested. As he was being questioned he said he had a 9mm gun, but he insisted the shooting was an accident. He reportedly told police that “the d**n gun doesn’t usually shoot” and “You have to squeeze the h**l out of the trigger to shoot it.” It seems as he picked the gun up by the trigger it fired through the screen door and into Ayers’ home.

A blood alcohol test on Charles Edward Shisler indicated that even several hours after the shooting he had a.079 BAC. He also happens to have a previous conviction for carrying a concealed firearm. He is now facing possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and manslaughter charges.

It seems that neighbors had complained to the police about Shisler firing guns previously and there was a 911 call made in March. At that time, Charles Edward Shisler convinced the police that the sounds neighbors heard were fireworks. Sadly this time as Shisler monkeyed around with his guns, a new dad was killed by the stray bullet he fired. Florida has become known for some wild stories when it comes to crime, but this one is simply heartbreaking.

http://www.inquisitr.com/1308396/new-dad-killed-by-stray-bullet-steven-justin-ayers-dies-after-neighbors-gun-discharges/#8BhEUSSUjQDsHcxK.99


9 posted on 06/19/2014 6:14:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Heartbreaking....


10 posted on 06/19/2014 6:20:02 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: kcvl

I suspect that baby will always treasure that picture.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
...it fired accidentally...

Accidentally, huh? I like what Brother Dave Gardner, a Southern night-club comic in the 1950s and 1960s, once said: "I don't believe in accidents, it's always premeditated carelessness."

12 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:22 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ZinGirl

Dayummm...ouch?
Mods, can you remove this useless post, please?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 6:46:03 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: kcvl

I believe that the Sheriff Deputies done feed that goode olde boy some asphalt when they took him down!


14 posted on 06/19/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Never mind why; how does one pick up a gun by its trigger?


15 posted on 06/19/2014 7:27:15 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: kcvl

Wasn’t he one of the Redneck Zombies in “Cabin in the Woods?”


16 posted on 06/19/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wow...just heartbreaking.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 5:21:03 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Post5203; Admin Moderator
I think you actually have to ping the mods for that...although maybe you hit the 'abuse' button, I'm not sure.

In any case, I hope you know my comment was directed to post #4 which is the picture of the perp. My comment was not at all a comment on the tragedy of this poor family.

(also, probably 99.9% of my posts are useless...bringing the overall "Useless Posts on FR In General" at least into the 50% bracket.)

I am sorry, though, if my comment came across to you ..or anyone...as about this family. I really will to keep that in mind in the future. Sometimes *I* know what I'm thinking, but it translates poorly via text. :(

18 posted on 06/20/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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