Utah Man Hunting Skunk Accidentally Shoots Self in Head, Dies

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    Utah Man Hunting Skunk Accidentally Shoots Self in Head, Dies

    ELWOOD, Utah A Box Elder County man accidentally shot himself in the head while pursuing a skunk on his family farm.

    The county sheriff's office says 27-year old Kelly Barfuss died from his injury. He was going to shoot the skunk from the passenger side of a pickup, but decided to pull the .22 caliber handgun back into the cab.

    Chief Deputy Kevin Potter says the gun was cocked and something caused it to fire.

    Barfuss and his uncle were watering at the family farm Saturday night. He was flown to a hospital in Ogden, where he died. Barfuss' death is considered an accident.
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    I don't think I could shoot myself in the head if I tried... foot maybe... not the head. You'd have to have the gun backwards. Oh well, Darwin weeded this guy out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    I don't think I could shoot myself in the head if I tried... foot maybe... not the head. You'd have to have the gun backwards. Oh well, Darwin weeded this guy out.

    Yeah. Something about this story just stinks.
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    Suicide attempt gone bad?

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    Something smelly here. Was he the only driver? Why was he shooting out the passenger side? Was he using a mirror? Just don't get it. Oh well, Darwin rules, as usual.
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    For a 22 to be fatal it would probably have been into the cranial occipital region.

    No word if the skunk sprayed him, but if he was trying to dodge the spray he may have tried to pull back in and inadvertently turned the muzzle under his chin. No mention of a witness so the evidence of skunk spray on the side of truck would probably have been a clue.

    Not enough information to reconstruct the incident.
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    Skunk survives Barfuss?Skunks usually cause barfuss...
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    Barfuss and his uncle were watering at the family farm Saturday night. He was flown to a hospital in Ogden, where he died. Barfuss' death is considered an accident.
    I guess they were using the truck he was shooting from to water the farm? Water tank on the back of a flatbed?

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