BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday with her grandfather, who is supporting legislation that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits.
Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full House as Bailey Nielsen stood at his side with the weapon slung over her right shoulder, but did not say anything.
“Bailey is carrying a loaded AR-15,” Charles Nielsen told lawmakers. “People live in fear, terrified of that which they do not understand. She’s been shooting since she was 5 years old. She got her first deer with this weapon at 9. She carries it responsibly. She knows how not to put her finger on the trigger. We live in fear in a society that is fed fear on a daily basis.”
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A man in southwest Fresno who was shot Saturday after an argument with another man over the Super Bowl has died, the Fresno Police Department said Sunday.
A homeless man walked up to where the victim, a Latino man in his 20s who was visiting from out of town, was having a barbecue with people and started an argument with the victim over the Super Bowl since they liked different teams.
The argument escalated and the homeless man shot the victim in the abdomen with a makeshift weapon, Chamalbide said.
The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery before he died.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/CNN) – A 74-year-old woman allegedly admitted to police and witnesses in Oklahoma City she shot her husband, who died several days later of his injuries.
Faye Richard, 74, is charged with first degree murder in the shooting of her husband, 76-year-old Kenneth Richard, following what police say was an argument between the two.
Police say Kenneth Richard was driving a white SUV when an argument began between him and his wife of more than two decades. Then, she allegedly opened fire inside the vehicle.
Court records say witnesses saw Kenneth Richard “fall face first into the pavement,” and Faye Richard told them, “I shot him.”
“His wife got out of the car and was nonchalantly, ‘I shot him.’ And I was like, ‘Holy cow, OK.’ She seemed a little bit off her rocker…” witness Amanda Montez said. “He was just laying there, and then, he had said he had been shot. We pulled his jacket back, and sure enough, there was a bullet hole.”
PHOENIX – Police say a man armed with a large knife was shot and killed by another man at a Phoenix apartment complex.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near Hazelwood Street and 26th Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 28-year-old Dontae Ray McGinty who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say witnesses said McGinty was shot by a 25-year-old man after he tried to stab another person. A large knife was found in McGinty’s hand at the scene.
The 25-year-old man who shot McGinty cooperated with police and dialed 911 after the shooting. He was taken into custody for questioning and released.
A father’s gun accidentally fired while he was playing on a bed with his 4-year-old son, shooting them both in the head in Indiana, media outlets report.
The 36-year-old dad and his son had been “play wrestling” on a bed inside a home Sunday in Monroe County when the firearm went off, WISH reported. The gun was in the small of the dad’s back while they played, the Indianapolis TV station reported.
Investigators say the concealed handgun fell off the father’s body and a shot was fired, according to WXIN.
Monroe County sheriff’s deputies rushed to the home south of Bloomington and found them both shot in the head, WRTV reported.