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Friend Shoots Friend.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by twoclones, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Friend shoots friend on eve of Independence Day :RPD - Local News - Reno, NV - msnbc.com

    Reno, Nev. — On the eve
    of Independence day, two friends
    planned meet up led to one
    friend's surprising arrival and
    shooting death.

    On July 3, Reno police responded
    to reports of battery with adeadly
    weapon involving a firearm, they
    say. But, afterititial investigations
    they say that the men involved in
    the incident were friends who were
    suppose to meet-up --and
    upon planned arrival one friend
    startled the other friend, who
    then fired one round from an
    undescribed weapon causing the
    friend to die, police report.

    RPD could provide no further
    details at this time.

    The case is still underinvestigation
    and the names of those involved
    are being withheld atthis time.

    Anyone with moreinformation is
    asked to call the RPD Detective
    Division at 334-2115or Secret
    Witness at 322-4900.
  2. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    I hate stories like this. No information, out side friend shot friend could lead to some wild conclusions on the shooting. Rest In Peace
  3. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    So unfortunate. RIP
  4. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    About 3 weeks before this incident I met the shooter. We worked and camped in the mountains for 6 days and my impression is that he was a mild mannered, polite young man. We also went shooting together {my guns}. As with any 'unknown' shooter, I watched him closely and quickly determined he did know and observed safe gun handling.

    The story I head from our boss is that he {the shooter} went to a bar to pick up his friends who had phoned saying they were too drunk to drive. While waiting and watching the front entrance to the bar, his friends supposedly used a different exit then jumped into the back door of his truck.

    Did one of them grab him from behind to scare him? I don't know. If I was in front of a bar and thought I was being attacked from behind, would I shoot? Probably.

    FYI - The shooter recently returned from a year of duty in Iraq.
  5. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    So far, no charges have been filed and I hope it stays that way.

    Our boss phoned to ask if I had any concerns about working with this guy again and I do not.
  6. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's crazy... Another reason why I gave up drinking.
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Don't surprise your buddy, especially if you know he carries.
  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Obviously these rules were not broken.He was surprised and did in fact intend on shooting his attacker (so he thought)
    Doesn't sound as though he hit any innocent by-standers. He knew what he was shooting at and didn't need a back stop.
    jayleno, twoclones, Redcap and 3 others like this.
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Many years a go my buddy thought it would be funny to get a ladder onto a houseboat I lived in, and come through a window with a Machete to scare me in the dark. He almost was on the receiving end of a 7mm deer rifle I had all ready to go laying prone in the living room - I heard someone on the roof; 3am. Luckily, he had a distinct snicker that I heard in the dark. That snicker saved his life.

    I love pranks and jokes as much as the next guy but something like that is just not smart.