Portland Tribune reports
An accidental shooting took the life of a 9-year-old Oregon City girl on Sunday afternoon.
City police said Shayla May Shonneker was in the backyard of her house
at 2012 12th St. at about 5 p.m. on April 14 when a handgun her mother’s
boyfriend, 32-year-old Joseph Wolters, was handling inside the house
accidentally fired through the wall, striking Shayla in the head.
According to police, Wolters had recently been hired as an armed
security guard for an armored transport company. The handgun apparently
fired as Wolters was practicing holstering and unholstering his gun
inside the home, in preparation for qualifying with the handgun for his
Police said Wolters, a member of the military reserve, is a decorated Iraq war veteran.
And he should be in jail too. He could add that to his CV.
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