Monday, July 29, 2013

Just a reminder, to practice safety

This was the Instructor I trained in 2009, DO NOT Get Careless

Portsmouth Daily Times (OH)
Piketon Man Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound 
Frank Lewis; PDT Staff Writer  
Published: July 23, 2013
The Scioto County Sheriff's Office reports they believe man has died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body of Arthur A. Dillon, 67, of 103 Todd Alan Drive, Piketon, was located in his truck at 10324 Ohio 23 in Lucasville around 5:30 p.m. Friday. According to the Sheriff's report, deputies were dispatched to an archery shop in Lucasville regarding shooting. Upon arrival, Valley EMS personnel, deputies, and Ohio State Highway Patrol personnel were at the scene where 2002 black Chevrolet Silverado was parked. man was sitting in the drivers seat and was unresponsive. After gaining entry, deputies noticed what appeared to be gunshot wound to the left leg/thigh area, and the man was deceased.
Deputies located handgun magazine on the drivers side floor-board and handgun on the edge of the passengers seat. Dillon reportedly had his cell phone in his hand.
Deputies taped off the scene and waited for Scioto County Sheriff's Detective Jodi Conkel to arrive.
"It looks like he was cleaning his gun and shot himself accidentally in the groin area and bled out," Scioto County Sheriff's Captain David Hall said. 
I really doubt he was "Cleaning" his gun, I think he may have been in process of unloading it


NotClauswitz said...

That is a sobering reminder.

Roberta X said...

I will bet dollars to donuts that the "archery shop" in question had a "No Loaded Guns" sign on the door and he was clearing his sidearm. Or reloading after having already shopped.

Administrative gun-handling: it's dangerous.