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Florida dad killed by neighbor’s stray bullet as family welcomes home newborn

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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By David Ferguson
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:32 EDT

Justin Ayers via Facebook
 

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 Herald reported 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.”

A blood test taken more than four hours after the shooting found that Shisler had a blood alcohol level of .079. The legal limit for driving in Florida is .08.

Shisler told deputies he had tried to pick up the gun by its trigger. After the gunshot, he said, he hastily tried to hide the weapon under his mattress.

Deputies arrested Shisler and charged him with manslaughter and for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He had a previous felony weapons conviction from 2006, according to the Herald News.

Ayers was a guitar teacher at D&H Music in Panama City and toured throughout the panhandle with his band the Ayers. As of Wednesday, the medical examiner announced that an autopsy will be conducted on Ayers’ body to determine the cause of the death and that forensic examiners are treating the two houses as a crime scene.


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by on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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Mrs.Sparkle
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Very sad
Rlmama00
by Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Awful
AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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BUT GIVING THAT MAN A BACKGROUND CHECK WOULD HAVE VIOLATED HIS RIGHTS!

*eyeroll* 

wymama610
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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This story is tragic.

A convicted felon with a previous gun charge? When did he purchase the gun? Where did he purchase the gun? If purchased prior to conviction, it should have been confiscated when he was convicted. If purchased after conviction, background check would have caught the conviction. If a licensed gun store sold it anyway, they will lose said license. If he bought it on the street (most likely scenario) I'm sure a background check wasn't run. *stating the obvious*

What exactly is the point of your yelling and twitching? A man is dead, tragically, at the hands of a felon. Sad, but it happens every day.


Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

BUT GIVING THAT MAN A BACKGROUND CHECK WOULD HAVE VIOLATED HIS RIGHTS!*eyeroll* 

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:48 PM
How sad
nlrhc
by on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Terrible :(
Peaceful.chaos
by Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM
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Autopsy to determine cause of death? How about, he was shot in the head.
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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

FFS....guns and alcohol what a great combo!  

AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM
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Just getting in front of the onslaught of concerned citizens denying that gun violence could be reduced with stricter gun laws.

Quoting wymama610: What exactly is the point of your yelling and twitching? A man is dead, tragically, at the hands of a felon. Sad, but it happens every day.
Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

BUT GIVING THAT MAN A BACKGROUND CHECK WOULD HAVE VIOLATED HIS RIGHTS!*eyeroll* 


AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2014 at 12:45 AM

I agree, but it's standard procedure in homicide investigations. There's no law of physics preventing the man having dropped dead from an anneurism the exact moment he was shot, and even though that doesn't change that he was shot, it would change the charge.

Quoting Peaceful.chaos: Autopsy to determine cause of death? How about, he was shot in the head.


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