According to a charging affidavit obtained by The Star, Butler had referred to Pamela Rogers’ child and other children at his apartment complex with racial slurs.
Gant was shot between the eyes when he went to Butler’s apartment to confront him over the remarks, the documents said. Butler allegedly closed his sliding glass door and left Gant bleeding on ground outside. The suspect contacted 911 and had finished his dinner before Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived. Nugent recalled that Butler appeared “inconvenienced” by the arrest, saying that “he had only shot a n*gger.”