Skip to comments.Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shot in Head While Fishing With Dad
Posted on 07/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT by rawhide
A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said.
Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne.
Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy's mother told her the boy was shot in the temple.
Fisher said an autopsy was performed Saturday.
Forty-six-year-old neighbor Bruce Pond was being held without bond on a preliminary charge of reckless homicide and due to appear in court Monday. Fisher told the Bluffton News-Banner alcohol was involved and Pond apparently shot at a light on the pier where the father and son were fishing.
"I think it was just a freak accident," Ulmer said.
Police and medics were called to the scene at 11:07 p.m. Friday. Police said an ambulance took the boy to a hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was pronounced dead at 3:12 a.m. Saturday. Police arrested Pond later that day.
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Jacob Michuda, 4-yr old, was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing
Freak accident my butt. This one was terminal stupidity.
Been a rough stretch the last couple weeks here in Indiana.
I think this the 4th youngster killed.
“A 4-year-old Cedar lake boy died Thursday after accidentally shooting himself and a 2-year-old Connersville boy died July 14 after being accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother, police said. A 6-year-old Martinsville boy died June 30 after being shot by his 11-year old brother, officials said.
In all four cases, officials said the children were able to gain access to a loaded deadly weapon inside their homes.”
Oh poor little sweetheart
Well, there's your problem right there...."
There is no excuse for shooting at something that you are not absolutely positive is not a human being or someone’s pet. Or any animal out of season, for that matter.
And one should never pick up a gun while intoxicated.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I hope this moron gets some serious jail time.
A drunk shooting at lights after dark where there might be people is no accident. Manslaughter or negligible homicide at least.
One of the most difficult situations I ever encountered was a phone call from the local sheriff informing me that a young man accidentally shot and killed his younger brother with a deer slug during the Thanksgiving holiday. What to say? I was a young Pastor at the time. My first year.
Over 2 decades later as I ponder this matter . . . Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans comes to mind, as it was read the the Church this morning. Crack it open for a good read.
LORD, have mercy.
Guns and alcohol a disastrous mix.
This is awful. Words fail. Requiescat in Pace.
The drunks conduct approaches second degree murder. Lights are put up where people are likely to go. The lights on the pier were a clear signal that people may be in the vicinity. Shooting where people might be shows a wanton disregard for human life.
...I'm sure it was not intentional to shoot this precious little one but this is our society.....the attitude of "I can do whatever I want whenever I want with anyone I want whenever I want to"...
Lord, let the parents feel your presence in a very real way today. Only you are able to bring them comfort during this time of suffering.
Well said. I should ask for this sooner myself. Thanks.
What idiots like the shooter don't realize (there are quite a few both drunk and sober) is that they are playing Russian roulette with other peoples lives when they pull jerk stunts like this.
This guy needs jail time to think about what he has done.
Pray for his father as he will likely spend the rest of his life second guessing the randomness of this tragedy: if only we had left earlier, or set up a ways away.
Trying to bond with your child and give him wonderful childhood memories shouldn’t end this way.
As for the shooter...words fail.
Agree 101%..... Ignorance personified to the nth degree if not flat out murder.
Prayers for the boys family....
Amen, this is the kind of stuff that really breaks the heart. As a father, and I have a son who’s almost four, just the thought of something like this is enough to bring tears to my eyes. Please Lord, give this family your grace and mercy.
Damn... Just Damn! My grandson (6 years old) was out this weekend fishing with his dad. This one hits too close to home, time to give him another hug.
Oh, the poor dad.
Prayers up for the child and his family.
no the moron needs to forfeit his life
I’ll spot the 4 and 5 year olds as being too young to be responsible (and blame the parents) but the 11 year old should spend about 30 years locked away.
My son just turned 5.
Words completely fail me at times like this.
You are so right.
I would be replaying the events over and over for the rest of my life, and it would change nothing.
Only in Christ is there any hope at times like this.
And to one day be reunified.
May little Jacob be playing with the angels in Heaven and may Bruce Pond rot in prison.
There is no defense for this, NONE.
Aiming at a light and just so happen to hit a little boy in the temple? BS I say. It was accidentally on purpose.
You are so right, only in Christ is there comfort.
Our 18 year old son who was about to start his second year of college was killed in a car accident with another guy the same age who had come from a grauation party and had been drinking.
There is no denying God the souls he wants in His arms.
I wrote a letter to the court to have mercy upon the young man, for it made no sense to ruin two lives by putting him away for years on end.
He is now out, working, and helping teach young people the devistating effects of bad decisions like drinking and driving.
I miss our boy but don’t wish him back, for what Christian would rather have their child in this sinful world than in the loving arms of our heavenly Father.
To God be the glory, and may He bless you all.
I pray that our heavenly father delivers a beautiful, healthy angel into your life. Amen
We all have been forgiven so much by our loving Father. Your mercy upon that young fellow is evidence to God’s divine mercy towards you.
God Bless you for being a beacon of light in a dark world.
God bless your precious son.
God bless your precious son.
My son is 4 and my eyes welled up at the pain of those parents. I just snuck in my son’s room to see that he was OK after reading pf this tragedy.
Although I could probably go for "jes' hang 'im".
I always do that too, especially if they sleep in late, I go check, of course that also wakes them up heh.
Not an “accident”