Last night, Florida (of course) newspaper the Panama City News Herald reported on the fatal shooting 33-year-old Justin Steve Ayers in his home, at a party thrown to welcome home his three-day-old baby…who was born on Father’s Day.
Ayers had gathered several friends and family members together last night when, at about 6 p.m., a 9 mm bullet flew through a neighbors window screen, smashed through the house, and crushed into the back of Ayers’ head. It is unknown whether he was in the presence of his child or family when it happened.
The bullet came from the home of 62-year-old felon Charles Shisler, about 200 feet away in his house. When police arrived, he initially told them that he had been trying to pick the gun up by its trigger. You know, like a responsible gun owner, who was legally permitted to have a gun. He told police:
“The damn gun doesn’t usually shoot; you have to squeeze the Hell out of the trigger to shoot it.”
According to police, Shisler had tried to hide the gun under his mattress after the shooting, and was “extremely belligerent.” Which will happen when you have a previous felony weapons conviction from 2006, and you’re being arrested for manslaughter. It will also happen when you’re falling-down drunk.
About four hours after the arrest, Shisler’s tested blood alcohol level was a 0.79 — just below the state’s 0.8 legal driving limit. But that was four hours later. At the time of the shooting, given a 0.020 drop in BAC per hour, it was probably closer to 0.9 — which is somewhere between “spinning room” and “falling down.”
Just to recap: The guy in that first picture was welcoming home his baby, who was born on father’s day, when he was shot in the back of the head in front of his baby and family because the guy in the second picture was playing with a gun. The loving father in the first picture is dead, and the disgusting scum-f***er in the second picture is alive.
H/T: Raw Story