“Teen showed off gun prior to alleged accidental shooting that killed 17-year-old, records say” mlive.com‘s headline informs. As our Armed Intelligentsia know, there’s no such thing as an “accidental shooting.” There are only negligent discharges. Forget your dropped Remington 700’s; this one definitely qualifies. “Wyoming Police said Marquis Dushawn Kilgore, 17, was playing with a loaded gun while sitting in the backseat of a car driven by Ta’Carhri Richardson, also 17, late one night in early August. The gun went off and the bullet traveled through the front seat, striking Richardson.” Now how in the world did that gun go off? Did the gun know it was loaded? If so, someone might want to look at a charge of premeditated murder – for the gun. As for Mr. Kilgore . . .
Kilgore is charged with involuntary manslaughter, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm . . .
Kilgore and Bartee left the hospital after dropping Richardson off, then returned about 30 minutes later, hospital video footage shows. The teens spoke with officers at the hospital and allegedly said they “couldn’t remember” where they went or why they left, a detective wrote in court documents.
A detective wrote in the search warrant affidavit filed in August that he believed the teens left the hospital to hide the gun. A bullet found in the car was consistent with that of a revolver, but a gun was not located.
Witnesses told police Kilgore had recently purchased a revolver and showed it to friends in the weeks before the shooting.
So Mr. Marquis Dushan Kilgore not only killed Mr. Richardson, he did everything he could to avoid responsibility for the act. I guess that squares with the anti-gun slant on these sorts of incidents, where passively constructed (non pedantically speaking) descriptions shift blame to the gun. As another Kilgore pronounced, and so on.