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    Boyfriend Survives .45 to Head

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    Boyfriend shot in head survives
    Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    DEAN BOHN
    THE SAGINAW NEWS

    Despite getting hit in the forehead with a .45-caliber slug during a domestic dispute, a 34-year-old Saginaw man has a good chance at surviving without any permanent harm -- except the scars, police officials say.

    The man, who also suffered a gunshot wound to his inner thigh, was in a Saginaw hospital in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

    Bridgeport Township police just after 2 a.m. Tuesday answered a 911 call from a woman at 2093 California reporting a man was shot, said Acting Sgt. Brandon McAllister.

    ''The woman gave her name as Michelle, but there was no Michelle located or identified,'' McAllister said, saying the caller likely was the man's 25-year-old Saginaw girlfriend. Police suspect she fired the shots, then gave a false name.

    One bullet from the semi-automatic handgun entered the man's forehead, traveled along the inside of his skull and exited the right side of his head near his ear.

    ''The doctor said he has a minor contusion to the brain in one lobe, and so far there is no brain swelling, but we have to wait up to 72 hours to see if any swelling develops,'' McAllister said.

    The other slug entered his left rear hip area and exited through his inner thigh, he said.

    The shooter left the residence before police arrived, but Saginaw police arrested a woman at 2:40 a.m. near the Buena Vista Township intersection of Bertha and Eva.

    ''She initially was claiming it was an abusive relationship, but then she started asking for a lawyer,'' McAllister said.

    ''She's lodged in jail for attempted murder, and we expect to have the warrant filed (today).''

    McAllister said the shooting victim has a criminal record that includes domestic abuse. The woman does not have a criminal history, he said.



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    The thick head may have helped but it sounds as if he had one close to the femural artery as well.

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    Wow. As we all know, normally there is only one condition attached to being shot in the head with a .45 and it would be more than critical. Is he lucky, overall. I hope he makes it.
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    Sounds like a lovely couple

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    Just goes to show that bullet placement is more important than caliber.

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    Think it was a FMJ? Seems like an HP would have either splatted on the skull or scrambled his brain.

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    ''She initially was claiming it was an abusive relationship, but then she started asking for a lawyer,'' McAllister said.

    So what's wrong with asking for a lawyer? The way he words it, it's as if you're automagically guilty of something just because you decide to shut up, exercise some discretion and ask for a lawyer.
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    OK this just muddies the waters of the great caliber debate. Here you have great placement to the head and a "great" caliber in .45...and the guy still lives. How did he survive the blast being thrown back when hit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sui-juris View Post
    OK this just muddies the waters of the great caliber debate. Here you have great placement to the head and a "great" caliber in .45...and the guy still lives. How did he survive the blast being thrown back when hit?
    Had to be an error on the reporter's part and was actually a 9mm. Everyone know that a .45 would have taken his head clean off even with FMJ bullets. Few reporteres know the difference between gun calibers and 45 just sounded good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sui-juris View Post
    OK this just muddies the waters of the great caliber debate. Here you have great placement to the head and a "great" caliber in .45...and the guy still lives. How did he survive the blast being thrown back when hit?

    My friend survived a rifle (assume that it was 7.62x39) shot to head from a sniper outside of Bagdad last year. He is just now begining to be able to walk again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Yankee View Post
    Just goes to show that bullet placement is more important than caliber.
    .45 is usualy the right caliber and the head is usualy good placement. There is always the wildcard or X-factor though. I have heard of bullets doing some absolutly unbelievable things.-Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    ''She initially was claiming it was an abusive relationship, but then she started asking for a lawyer,'' McAllister said.

    So what's wrong with asking for a lawyer? The way he words it, it's as if you're automagically guilty of something just because you decide to shut up, exercise some discretion and ask for a lawyer.
    That part caught my eye as well. In particular, later it says that he has a history of domestic violence, while she has a clean record. Her story sounds at least plausible, but of course there isn't exactly a lot of detail here.

    The caliber: The brain is actually quite "forgiving", in particular if this was a FMJ. One reason why so many gun suicides fail. The shot to the leg may be more deadly, even with a .22, if it hit the artery. Another big factor is the ambulance/hospital response time.

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    i"m sure she"ll have a crimial record now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    ''She initially was claiming it was an abusive relationship, but then she started asking for a lawyer,'' McAllister said.

    So what's wrong with asking for a lawyer? The way he words it, it's as if you're automagically guilty of something just because you decide to shut up, exercise some discretion and ask for a lawyer.
    I have to agree, before saying anything it would be prudent to ask for a lawyer, after all there is that little thing “anything you say can and WILL be used against you in a court of law”.

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