Florida teen dies after he and a friend take turns shooting each other
It’s not a typical way to spend a lazy Sunday, and for a handful of boys in Belleview, Fla. their afternoon’s pastime turned deadly.
Police in Belleview, about 110 kilometres north of Orlando, received a call about a shooting late on the afternoon of April 3. When officers arrived at a residence, they found Christopher Broad Jr., who had been shot. He was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Four days later, Broad’s friend Joshua Vining was arrested for aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm, and another friend, Colton Whitler, was arrested for providing false information to police. Both boys are 17 years old.
During the investigation, police discovered evidence proving that Vining shot and killed Broad, 16, as the two were taking turns shooting at each other while wearing a vest that contained a form of body armour.
According to Click Orlando, 18-year-old Evan Vowell recorded the shooting on his cellphone and turned over the footage to be used as evidence.
Police said Vowell told police Vining first showed him, Broad, Whitler and at least one other juvenile a 9mm gun and a vest, asking if they “had ever seen anyone get shot with a bullet proof vest on.”
In the video, the website says, Broad is seen allegedly firing a single shot at Vining — who was wearing the vest — as Whitler stood nearby. Broad and Vining changed spots and Vining shot Broad in the vest once, Broad nodded, and Vining then shot Broad four more times, police said.
Whitler, who was initially interviewed as a witness to the shooting, lied about what took place and about who shot Broad.
The medical examiner’s office said the cause of Broad’s death was a single gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death was listed as homicide, according to a probable cause affidavit, CNN reported. The affidavit also says when police arrived, they found Vining doing CPR on Broad.
Whitler first told dispatchers “my house just got shot up, my friend got shot in the chest,” stating he did not know how many suspects were involved. In his police interview, however, Whitler claimed Broad was shot by Vowell. No evidence of the residence being shot up was found, police said.
Vining and Whitler are both being charged as adults.
I’m not a fan by any means. But the fact that they now have a ‘National Defence University’ is a step in the right direction, as well as a designated spokesman.
I remember reading an account of another Vulcan (or perhaps this one) that was only certified for taxiing actually becoming airborne. Pesky gauges.View attachment 73627Coming close to crashing into a nearby road, the incident was allegedly caused by a failure of the aircraft’s airspeed indicator.www.thedrive.com
I remember reading an account of another Vulcan (or perhaps this one) that was only certified for taxiing actually becoming airborne. Pesky gauges.
I remember seeing them at the CNI air show. Pretty impressive, and they had a distinctive howl. Hard to believe there was only 14 or 15 years between them and the Lancaster. Service life probably overlapped.
So was this Vulcan - I saw one in 1981 land in NB - kind of like the B47 equivalent?View attachment 73627Coming close to crashing into a nearby road, the incident was allegedly caused by a failure of the aircraft’s airspeed indicator.www.thedrive.com
So was this Vulcan - I saw one in 1981 land in NB - kind of like the B47 equivalent?
Interesting about the mines, we heard something about it at the time. This however was not an enjoyable trip down memory lane for me, who needs sleep anyway, amIright? I'm not asking for it's removal, the opposite in fact. This was the first time we'd seen this level of destruction within continental Europe since 1945, and driving through it was a real eye opener.Old news but clearly falls within the WTF category. Who knows some people here might have been in the area when this happened?
It's all in good fun. Remember, only Western Anglo culture is bad - so I'm repeatedly told.Someone once said, "I would rather be a lamp post in Mississauga, than mayor of Brampton."
Video has surfaced online of what appears to be a brawl between hundreds of people celebrating Diwali in Mississauga.www.insauga.com