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ZRX61
07-15-2010, 6:43 PM
Good freaking grief..


http://www.wtov9.com/news/24260054/detail.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

Fjold
07-15-2010, 6:45 PM
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Police: Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio -- Investigators said 21-year-old David Yoho, who shot himself in the head on Monday, had purchased a gun on Friday.

Police told NEWS9 that witnesses said he was infatuated with it and could hardly put the gun down. But on Monday, things turned deadly when he thought the safety was on. He put the gun to his head and fired.

It was a .25-caliber handgun that police say Yoho purchased. According to Martins Ferry Police, his wife, Georgia, and two witnesses said they had warned him to put the gun down before someone was hurt, but he wouldn’t listen.

Monday afternoon, Yoho was showing the gun to two friends at his home on North Zane Highway. Police said that is when he put the gun to his right temple and fired, thinking the safety was on.

He was transported to Ohio Valley Medical Center, but died later that evening.

John McFarland, of Martins Ferry Police, said, “Based on the information she gave us, from the time he got the gun he was reckless about how he handled it. And she said multiple times she told him to put the gun away, and he was infatuated with it.”

Authorities have ruled out suicide and said it was an accidental shooting.

This incident is still under investigation. Police said the witnesses and Yoho’s wife are all being cooperative.

Stay with NEWS9, WTOV9.com and WTOV9 Mobile for continuing coverage.

POLICESTATE
07-15-2010, 6:49 PM
Couldn't have had that many brains if it only took a pea-shooter to blow them out :rolleyes:

Reminds me of a time many many years ago when we had a hotel guest who was playing around with a 380, thought it wasn't loaded and blew his brains out.

At least it wasn't very messy.

KaTooM
07-15-2010, 6:54 PM
Only 21...RIP

forgiven
07-15-2010, 7:19 PM
RIP:angelsad2:

Spiggy
07-15-2010, 7:27 PM
what was the saying about the booger hook on bang-switch?

audihenry
07-15-2010, 7:53 PM
Good thing it wasn't a larger caliber. For one, the mess would have been bigger.

No sympathy for idiots like this.

mif_slim
07-15-2010, 8:01 PM
I feel sorry for the family and the guy. too bad he wasn't edumakated in gun safety.

Mssr. Eleganté
07-15-2010, 8:07 PM
...too bad he wasn't edumakated in gun safety.

Yeah. I think they cover "not putting a gun to your head and pulling the trigger" on the first day of most gun classes now. If he had just taken a class then he would have known not to do that. :rolleyes:

robcoe
07-15-2010, 8:15 PM
I wont put my gun to my head if I have it unloaded with the cylander out and a gunlock through the barrel, I feel sorry for the family, but this moron was going to get himself killed one way or another.

speedgoat
07-15-2010, 8:21 PM
No brains, no headaches.

Dude learned that lesson the hard way. Sucks for the family.

Scratch705
07-15-2010, 8:22 PM
sad for family, and good for the rest of the shooting community in ohio. if this guy was that careless at home, imagine what he would be out in the range

DippyPower
07-15-2010, 8:38 PM
Yet more proof that the only real safety is between your ears.

bjl333
07-15-2010, 8:45 PM
Feel sorry for the wife.

I hope people would take gun safety a lot more seriously ... that extends to SAFETY GLASS & EAR PLUGS !!!

Oh well, I hate to say this but better himself then someone else at the range !!!

EWILKE
07-15-2010, 8:46 PM
They must not have to take the handgun safety test every 5 years in ohio. this would never happen in california. See that silly test does save lives.

nick
07-15-2010, 8:46 PM
One down, a few hundred million to go.

The Sauce
07-15-2010, 8:53 PM
Must have been one of them OFF LIST handguns. Those are the worst kind.

rero360
07-15-2010, 8:58 PM
Wow, someone actually died from a .25? that must be a first lol. while I feel bad for the family, guy was a ratard and got what he deserved.

ZRX61
07-15-2010, 9:16 PM
The only good thing is he was pointing the gun at himself & not someone else..

TurboChrisB
07-15-2010, 9:19 PM
Mmmmmm, I dated two of the most beautiful girls from Martins Ferry...

Colt
07-15-2010, 9:40 PM
I hope he didn't have kids. That gene pool is all shallow end.

pieeater
07-16-2010, 3:03 PM
What an idiot I always double check the safety when i put a loaded gun to my temple and squeeze the trigger.

domeshotjuan2
07-16-2010, 3:54 PM
Good thing it wasn't a larger caliber. For one, the mess would have been bigger.

No sympathy for idiots like this.

the story said he was infatuated with it wich leads me to believe he #1 never owned a firearm and #2 never had anyone ever show him how to use it. so im going to say the problem would have been avoided if he was able to have someone guide him with infatuation of firearms. wich im sure hes had since he was a chilld

SickofSoCal
07-16-2010, 4:01 PM
Wow, someone actually died from a .25? that must be a first lol. while I feel bad for the family, guy was a ratard and got what he deserved.

It's not a first. One of my moms best friends husband was murdered by a .22 handgun in a parking lot..........road rage if you can believe it.

It was the first murder in that town in over 20 years.

RobG
07-16-2010, 4:11 PM
And they say a .25 is weak:43: At least he didn't kill a bystander with his moronic behavior.

thayne
07-16-2010, 4:13 PM
Yeah. I think they cover "not putting a gun to your head and pulling the trigger" on the first day of most gun classes now. If he had just taken a class then he would have known not to do that. :rolleyes:

Do people really need a class to know that? I guess evidently some do... Wow...

radioburning
07-16-2010, 4:16 PM
stupid is, as stupid does...

Juice5610
07-17-2010, 9:50 AM
lol what a DUMBASS not to be cold or anything but I feel no sympathy for morons like this and I'm glad(maybe not the right choice of word) That it was him as opposed to his little sister/friend/loved one that got shot and killed.

***Flame on***

turbogg
07-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Another needless gun death. Sad. And the media will use this to perpetuate the fear that all guns are bad, as they can kill people, and children, don't forget the children!

Purple K
07-17-2010, 12:00 PM
I hope he didn't have kids. That gene pool is all shallow end.

Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine.

JTecalo
07-17-2010, 11:49 PM
That's why I prefer claymores, they have it printed in big letters which way to point it.

thevic
07-18-2010, 12:15 AM
and she married this guy?

Bill Carson
07-18-2010, 12:26 AM
He should have bought a glock then he would not have thought the safety was on.

jigenax
07-18-2010, 12:28 AM
That's why I prefer claymores, they have it printed in big letters which way to point it.

Sometimes even that doesn't help. I can't count the number of times I had to make a "180 degree adjustment" during training. The private would read the "Point toward enemy" side then place it in front of himself with the letters facing him.

yzernie
07-18-2010, 9:03 AM
Authorities have ruled out suicide and said it was an accidental shooting.
Accidental?...negligent seems more approproate. RIP young man.

winnre
07-18-2010, 9:21 AM
Maybe if Ohio had the HSC this could have been prevented!
/sarcasm

RideTimeless
07-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Sorry for the family's loss.
He should have had friends in the industry. I do and before I got my first, it was torturing that they teach me safety first followed by education. They almost turned me off b/c the expectations were so "overwhelming". This guy went out on a limb, give him credit for that.