We had a similar case in Grand Rapids, MN. a few years ago. The son of a former long time state senator was doing a "photo shoot" with a couple of girls when he accidently (?) shot on of them in the head with his Glock. He then proceeded to move the body and physically prevent the other girl from calling the police. Instead of calling the police or going to the station to report the shooting he went and talked to a friend (?) of his who just happened to be a police officer and he got him in contact with a criminal defense lawyer before they reported the shooting?
Testimony at the trial brought out the fact that he had driven back from International Falls, MN. with another friend who just happened to be a deputy sheriff and that they had been drinking while on the road. He also claimed that he didn't know that the gun was loaded. I cannot say that "Daddy" pulled any strings to get him off with a slap on the wrist, but he was the state senator for this district for over twenty years and a Democrat for most of those years. Ironically both Daddy and Son hold dual citizenship in the USA and Canada which allowed daddy to own and operate a high class resort in Canada.
#1 He shot the girl accidently (?).
#2 He tampered with evidence by moving the body.
#3 He assaulted the other girl and prevented her from calling the police.
#4 He admitted that he and a deputy sheriff had been drinking while driving back from International Falls.
#5 He got off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
Do any of you feel like I do that something stinks with this situation?
Regardless this father can almost certainly kiss his gun owning days along with his carry permit good by unless he cuts a plea bargain and gets the charges reduced to a simple or petty misdemeanor. Either way this guy probably should not be handling a firearm. JMHO!
He violated rule #1, #3 and #4. A gun is always loaded. Never point a gun at anything you don't want destroyed. Don't put your finger on the trigger unless you're ready to shoot someone. That leads you back to rule #1. It's people like this that make it difficult for the rest of us to keep our licenses and firearms. I don't know why anyone would be playing around with a gun anyway since it's not a toy and too many bad things can happen. Preaching to the choir.