Skip to comments.3-Year-Old Shoots 5-Year-Old, Kansas Man Arrested
Posted on 12/24/2011 4:43:12 PM PST by eccentric
A Wichita man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old child. Police say the boy was shot and killed in Lakewood, Colorado by a 3-year-old.
Lakewood police say officers were called to an apartment complex Friday morning to investigate a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the 5-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
Police say a 3-year-old friend whose family was visiting from Kansas accidentally shot the 5-year-old. The circumstances of the shooting have not been released.
Officials say Adam Laham, 23, of Wichita, has been arrested. He has been charged with Child Abuse Resulting in Death and Criminal Negligence.
Another Fast and Furious sting operation gone bad? Guess we need more gun laws. /s
Children are NOT allowed in my house. Not my grandkids, not none.
Pass the NRA safety course, get your drivers license, get a job.... maybe I'll let you inside.
Why people gotta be stupid?
I am an electrician and I am sure that you just read what was on the back of your toaster. A wall socket will stop your heart. A static shock will kill you. A lightning strike will make your underwear crispy. Or fry you to a crisp. Don’t spout what you do not know about.
600VAC toasters? LoL!
I've had a radio licence for more than 40 years.
Don't try to teach grandpa to suck eggs.
The A-Hole needs to be charged with First Degree Murder.
“God made children. Sam Colt made them equal.”
I was going to go with “I bet the three year old did not have his CCW Permit.”
But, I see no humor is this story and am just pissed.
My best friend’s father was involved in such.. wojciechowski. Familiar?
Heck, I don't even have a toaster, you can call home and ask my wife (Uneasy Rider reference, for children without an education)
If I want toast, I just stab a piece of bread with a stick and hold it over the fire. Or (more likely) throw it on a 500F comal.
A very sad story, my heart goes out to these families even if a lack of commonsense somewhere may of caused it. I kept my weapons safely away from my little one at that age. A real small child you have to protect them. My father taught me safety like his father before him and on back but children that small are too small to understand things, somebody will have to carry this as a heavy burden. May the angels hold you in their arms little one.
As his later post suggests, he knows a lot about that stuff. And so do I, for example, and lots of hams who built tube amplifiers and had to work with anode voltages above 1 kV. Those were dangerous, in part because they could deliver some serious current ... and they were DC, and you sometimes had to work with the powered circuit.
A wall socket will stop your heart.
When working, keep your other hand ... where? No, not on the nearest water pipe. 120V's main danger, actually, is in fact that if you short it there will be a flash, droplets of metal, noise - and if you are not yet injured by debris and heat then you can reflectively jerk your hands and hurt them against other objects.
A static shock will kill you.
Perhaps Killer Kitties exist, but I haven't met one yet. A standard 25-27 kV anode voltage of a color TV tube would be quite unpleasant, but the capacitance of the anode is just a few hundred pF, thus the charge is not very large. The same 25 kV on a power rail of a broadcast amplifier is, of course, very bad. The main danger? The arc.
A lightning strike will make your underwear crispy.
Well, as matter of fact it doesn't. People struck by lightning are often found naked, with their clothes blown away.
Electricians usually work with high current circuits (100-200A is typical; 10-20A is the minimum you'd ever be wiring for.) Those currents, multiplied by the source voltage and considering an infinitely low output impedance of the grid, are dangerous. They can start a fire in no time flat. You need to be careful. On the other hand, much of electronic equipment requires much less current, and usually a high voltage power supply can't deliver more than a few mA - this is the case in notebooks, for example. The backlight of an LCD screen is using a cold cathode (CCFL) lamp, but very few people fret about having a few kV within a few inches from their hands... they just don't know about it :-)
And one more thing. I gather that you haven't reacted to the statement "at RF frequencies (those really hurt)." Do you know how they hurt? You get a fire between your finger and the terminal; a little white arc that is as real as any other, with flame and smoke (from your skin) and all. You don't get that at DC or 60 Hz. There are all kinds of ways to hurt yourself in an RF equipment, and it is very wise to keep children away from such machinery. Even if the thing is completely safe in 1,000 ways a child will immediately find a 1,001's - and you will be in trouble. Best to keep them away.
What have we come to!
Sumbitches will drill a little tiny 1/64" hole in your finger that won't heal for months. And then bounce you off the wall for exersize.
Broken anode caps are Bad Things(tm). Do not tap to find the microphonic tube.