Alexander Xavier Shaw died Wednesday as he was showing the weapon to family and friends, police said.If only this were a rare isolated case. Unfortunately the ranks of lawful gun owners include all kinds.
Witness told officers that Shaw, his uncle, grandparents and some friends were on the back patio talking when he showed them a .38-caliber revolver, police said.
Shaw told them that he kept one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental shooting. Witnesses then said Shaw tried to prove the gun was safe by placing it to his head and pulling the trigger, which is when the gun fired, fatally wounding him, police said.
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