Friend, Pastor accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday

Friend, Pastor accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday

This is a discussion on Friend, Pastor accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/new...shooting022011 His wife said that he was cleaning his gun when she heard the gunshot in another room. He shot himself in the chest and ...

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    Friend, Pastor accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday

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    His wife said that he was cleaning his gun when she heard the gunshot in another room. He shot himself in the chest and died before EMTs could get him to the hospital.
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    Very sad, and very sorry for your loss.

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    Just tragic! My condolences to you, his family, and friends.
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    Prayers sent. You never point a gun at yourself, or anyone else, even when cleaning it.
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    Prayers and condolences sent

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    I'm very sorry to hear this. His family and friends are added to my DC list.

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    ND kills old friend

    Johnny is a friend of 30+ years

    Ruskin church mourns its leader

    I haven't been able to find out exactly what happened, but we've hunted and spent range time for years and he was a very competent gun handler.

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    Another friend of his already posted about it. I'll merge the two threads.
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    Rick,

    I was told he had gone to the range on Fri. On Sat he was cleaning his gun, his wife in the next room, when she heard it go off. He had removed the mag, but had not apparently cleared a round in the chamber. He was apparently dead before any help could arrive.
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    dang.....well I guess one way to look at it is. His work here was done. Condolences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafter32034 View Post
    Johnny is a friend of 30+ years

    Ruskin church mourns its leader

    I haven't been able to find out exactly what happened, but we've hunted and spent range time for years and he was a very competent gun handler.

    Never become complacent.
    So sad and sends a shiver through all of us who think we're gun competent.
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    Sad to hear of such a tragic event.
    May God bless his friends and family, and may their fond and happy memories of Pastor John bring them solace.
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