Green Beret, Iraq Vet Father Accidentally Shot And Killed By Four Year Old Son
by Evan McMurry | 12:27 pm, June 8th, 2013 » 69 comments
A man was accidentally shot and killed by his four-year-old son in Prescott Valley, Arizona on Friday afternoon, after the boy found a gun left unattended.
Justin Thomas, a former Green Beret and Iraq veteran, and his son were visting from Phoenix. A witness says the son found the gun in a friend's living room, asked, "Daddy, what's this?" and accidentally fired. Police say that Thomas was visiting the friend unannounced, which potentially explains why the gun was left unsecured.
Thomas died at the hospital, while the son stayed with police officers until his mother arrived. Authorities say Thomas also has a newborn child.
Watch a news segment about the shooting, via AZFamily.com:
Very tragic and sad. Take care of your guns, folks.
Can't see shit Captain! Nvm, see it now. App is just a POS. And wow, just wow.
Horrible. I guess it's never too early to teach kids about gun safety.
Sad as hell.
I couldn't imagine leaving a gun laying around with a 4yr old.
I also couldn't imagine being that kid as a teen and knowing you killed your father that you now need badly.
Kinkle - Horrible. I guess it's never too early to teach kids about gun safety.First lesson should be don't touch. Sad story.