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Fla. dad welcoming home newborn killed by stray bullet

He and his wife and relatives were welcoming the new baby home from the hospital when a bullet struck him in the back of the head

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A musician, teacher and new father is dead after a stray bullet pierced the wall of his Florida home on Tuesday and struck him in the back of the head. The Panama City News Heraldreported that 33-year-old Justin Ayers and his wife were welcoming their 3-day-old baby home from the hospital with relatives when Justin was killed.

The bullet came from the house next door, where 62-year-old Charles Edward Shisler picked up a .9 mm pistol by the trigger, causing it to discharge. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Shisler standing on his porch, although he initially was “belligerent” and uncooperative.

“The damn gun doesn’t usually shoot,” said Shisler, according to his arrest report. “You have to squeeze the hell out of the trigger to shoot it.”

Read full story: Florida dad killed by neighbor’s stray bullet as family welcomes home newborn 

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Thomas Fauteux Thomas Fauteux Friday, June 20, 2014 9:41:52 AM Ridulous, been teaching my 11 yr old daughtegun ow to shoot with a pellet gun and she already knows that you never touch the trigger unless you intend to shoot, and additionally never trust mechanical devices. If Shisler followef these and other badic gun handling rules incident never would have occurred. Adios idiot and enjoy your cell mate.
Nathan Miller Nathan Miller Friday, June 20, 2014 9:51:28 AM A .9mm?
Wendy McCafferty Wendy McCafferty Friday, June 20, 2014 10:08:26 AM I thought that too.
John Surins John Surins Friday, June 20, 2014 10:44:50 AM “The damn gun doesn’t usually shoot,” said Shisler, This is an example of an imbecile with a firearm ; no different than a street thug "bustin caps" . Both clearly are cowards !
Josie Cheung Josie Cheung Friday, June 20, 2014 11:07:33 AM Any adult should know that you do not pick up a firearm by the trigger..that's just common sense. You pick up a firearm by the handle and do not put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
Katia Grinkov Katia Grinkov Friday, June 20, 2014 2:33:11 PM Prayers for his family. This is so sad.
Shawn Robert Shawn Robert Friday, June 20, 2014 3:14:26 PM Idiot. It's people like this that make responsible gun owners look bad. Prayers to both families.
Theresa Loretta Marie Welker Theresa Loretta Marie Welker Friday, June 20, 2014 7:37:03 PM May the father rest in peace and be the child's guardian angel.
Christine Scarlotta Jones Christine Scarlotta Jones Friday, June 20, 2014 8:12:47 PM This is just so freaking senseless! Just flabergasted. Prayers to the family....So sad.
Susan Foster Hagy Susan Foster Hagy Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:15:14 AM Wow, That's horrible and what the hell. Who picks up a gun by the trigger.
Kim Albano Kim Albano Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:15:24 AM How sad is this :,(
Heather Schultz Heather Schultz Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:28:10 AM Oh my sad. Anyone who owns a gun, knows you don't handle them this way! Prayers to his family :-( so ... so sad

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