Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Man's Great-Nephew Whom he Mistook for a Coyote - The Kid's Dead, The Shooter Charged with a Misdemeanor

A Clay County man faces misdemeanor charges in the accidental shooting of his great-nephew.

Seventy-nine-year-old Alfred Dawson of Nebo told investigators that he thought he was shooting at a coyote when he shot 15-year-old Dillon Dawson.

The incident occurred March 10 on Alfred Dawson's property.

The Division of Natural Resources charged Alfred Dawson with negligent shooting fatality and shooting at a wild animal not plainly visible.

Investigators determined that Alfred Dawson was about 444 feet away from Dillon Dawson when he shot the teenager with a rifle.
Misdemeanor? Whaaat?!!!

Should a man like that, capable of doing what he did, continue to own guns? Is that possible? Even in West Virginia they can't be that crazy for guns.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Too bad he wasn't next door in VA; there he could use the "Stand your ground" law and wouldn't have to worry about losing his gunz or his hunting license. BTW, that guyz quite the marksman, hitting a target that size at 150 yds with iron sights--HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!

  2. Even a misdemeanor gun conviction can be a disqualifying factor. We'll let Democommie look up the rules for us.

  3. Greggie:

    I don't need to look them up, I don't own any gunz and I don't want any gunz. You're the one with the hardon for hot lead, you look 'em up.

    1. You don't have my permission to call me Greggie. I was of the understanding that such things would stop with the new moderation policy.