Saturday, May 10, 2014
Vermont Veteran with PTSD Shot and Killed by his Son - Prosecutors Call It Justified
This undated photo released by the Vermont National Guard shows Kryn Miner, an Army veteran who was shot and killed by a relative on April 26, 2014 in Essex, Vt., after Miner had threatened family members with a gun. No one has been charged in the shooting. Miner, who had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, held the position of chief warrant officer 2 and was assigned to the headquarters company of the Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
No charges will be filed against the child of Kryn Miner, 44, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, who was shot and killed inside the family's Essex Junction home last month. Miner had threatened to kill his four children, physically assaulted his wife and threw a loaded handgun to the teen who came to her aid. "Do you want to play the gun game?" Miner — who served in the 82nd Airborne Division and was sniper qualified — asked the teen, according to authorities. The teen said no, but fired six shots when Miner pulled another gun from a bag. Miner was hit five times.