Sunday, March 23, 2014

North Carolina Man Arrested Immediately for Accidental Shooting

Christopher Blake Fagan, 23, was charged after accidentally shooting James Bogus. Courtesy photo
James Matthew Bogus, 22, suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the incident, said Linda Rawley, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman. Rawley said Bogus was "accidentally shot with a shotgun by his friend."
Christopher Blake Fagan, 23, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, resist/delay/obstruct public officers, discharging a firearm in the city limits, parole violation and possession of drug paraphernalia, Rawley said.
An officer was on patrol in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street when a man flagged him down at 10:53 p.m. saying someone had been shot in the head, Rawley said. When officers reached Bogus, he was conscious and alert with a towel on his head, she said.
N.C. Department of Correction records show that in addition to a misdemeanor drug charge, Fagan has felony convictions in 2012 for receiving a stolen vehicle and in 2013 for principal to breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Well, this guy had almost everything going for him to ensure getting arrested after an accidental shooting.  No lengthy investigation necessary when you've got drugs around the house, a criminal record, and wild dred locks. Cops don't like that.


  1. You do realize, don't you, that the police pretty clearly had grounds for strong suspicion that the suspect was in violation of several laws? Is it not clear to you that this makes a large difference in whether or not someone is arrested right away?

    1. I think that's the point I made in the post, Kurt. Are you so contentious that even when we say the same thing you put it like a sarcastic argument?

      Of course I realize this makes a big difference whether or not someone is arrested right away. But the point is, when one of you lawful gun owners shoots someone by accident or when one of you guys leaves your gun around for a kid to find and someone gets hurt as a result, you should be locked up just as swiftly. The problem is the misuse of guns is not taken as seriously as it should.