Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Florida Man Shot in the Mouth While Brutally Beating Elderly Man

Justin Paul Carter
Justin Paul Carter faces several charges, including aggravated battery of a person 65 or older. (Photo: Walton County Sheriff’s Office)

 Guns dot com

Authorities said the victim was acquainted with his attacker, and in fact, called him grandson, despite no blood relation, but on Sept. 19, the relationship took a barbarous turn when Justin Paul Carter showed up at the home of Michael and Margaret Frey, demanding to speak with Margaret alone. Michael, who said Carter was obviously under the influence of drugs at the time, would not allow him to be alone with his wife, which only angered Carter.

The couple repeatedly instructed Carter to leave their home, but the man refused. Finally, Margaret went outside to call 911, but while she was outside of the home, Carter flew into a violent rage and began savagely beating Michael, striking the 74-year-old man numerous times in the face before pounding his head into a cabinet.

Michael, believing his life was in danger, reached into his pocket, pulled a .38 from his pocket and shot Carter a single time in the mouth. At that point, Carter finally stopped attacking the elderly man and ran from the home, shattering a window in the process.

Michael Frey
The man who severely assaulted 74-year-old Michael Frey was previously called “grandson” by the elderly couple. (Photo: WCSO)

In the end, Michael suffered from a broken nose, a fractured orbital socket of the right eye and a severe hematoma on the head. Pictures released from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office show the severity of the attack.

Adkinson said the shooting was “absolutely a justifiable use of force.” The sheriff added Carter’s behavior toward Michael was “inexcusable” and such behavior toward senior citizens is unacceptable will not be tolerated.

“In this case, having a firearm saved this man’s life,” Adkinson concluded.


  1. legitimate dgu

    It would certainly appear so. But tell me, Mikeb, if--before this happened--you had learned that Mr. Frey carried a .38 in his pocket at home, would you not have condemned and ridiculed him for his "paranoia"?

    I'd wager you would have.

    If it saves one life . . .

    1. The old man should be prosecuted for unsafe gun storage. Why was this gun not unloaded and locked inside a safe? He had no legitimate purpose to be carrying that gun because let's face it no one ever has a reason to carry a gun (Government overlords and some really rich really liberal people that speak out against the evils of gun ownership excluded obviously). And come to think of it on top of the unsafe storage charge he should also be charged with attempted murder. I bet the guy was not really being beat up. He probably shot the other guy then had his wife hit him to make it look like he was being attacked. He doesn't look like he was in real danger from the picture posted - I mean he isn't dead is he so how was his life in danger?

      Is that about right MikeB?

  2. It's a good thing this man didn't do something so brazen as getting out of a car first. As we learned from the Zimmerman case, the antis feel that once you do that, you deserve to be beaten mercilessly, and shooting an unarmed assailant in that case would not constitute a legitimate DGU.

    1. Grandpa was in his own home, being beaten by a man that he had befriended. Defending his wife.

      It is unlikely that this incident would have occurred had Gramps simply been pulling up on his driveway and waving to the psycho.

      I guess you might term this acquaintance home invasion.

      There is one parallel. George Z. was also violent with his intimate girlfriends.