Wednesday, September 26, 2012

South Carolina Restaurant Shooting - 1 Dead, 1 Arrested

The Sacramento Bee reports

Twenty-three-year-old Terrell Lamont Bethel is charged with seven counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, firing a gun into an occupied place, possession of drugs and failure to stop for police.

Twenty-year-old Steve McCoy of Elgin was killed in the Sept. 15 shooting and two other people were injured. 

Police say Bethel was part of a group that became involved in an argument at the restaurant and several people drew guns. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons says investigators do not think Bethel fired the shot that killed McCoy.

Officers are looking for a second suspect.

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When I read the story I thought I'd focus on the absence of a "felon in possession of a firearm" charge and point out that these guys in the restaurant who all drew their guns and had a shootout over an argument were probably good ole boy lawful gun owners, NRA members and concealed carry permit holders.

Then I saw his picture.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. When you judge things on bias, not on facts, you're often led astray.

  2. So apparently your notion of "good ole boy lawful gun owners" excludes black citizens.

    It is easy to arrive at incorrect conclusions when logic and facts are not part of the thinking process.

    1. You missed my humorous "Then I saw the picture."

      Get it?

    2. Nothing humorous in it. You admitted to your bias against gun owners here. It's not a revelation, though. We knew about it already.