GUN Passaic County woman killed by pellet gun

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Passaic County woman killed by pellet gun
    by Julie O'Connor/The Star-Ledger
    Saturday January 03, 2009, 6:04 PM
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/passaic_county_woman_killed_by.html
    A 44-year-old Passaic County woman died yesterday after her husband shot her in the back with a pellet gun the couple used to hunt squirrels, police said.

    Authorities said Cheryl McDonald of West Milford, was shot inside her home on Weeden Drive. She died en route to Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains at about 10:30 a.m.

    The shooting appears to have been accidental, authorities said. However, McDonald's husband, Frank, has been charged with reckless manslaughter and will be held at Passaic County jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

    Frank McDonald called 911 at about 10 a.m., to report his wife had accidentally been struck in the back with a pellet and was "having difficulty breathing," said Capt. James Beatrice, head of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit.

    "It looks like it was an accidental discharge of a pellet gun," Beatrice said. "That's all we have right now."

    Police said the McDonalds used the pellet gun, which is powered by compressed gas, to shoot squirrels.

    West Milford Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the shooting.

    Neighbor Debbie Poat, 62, said the McDonalds have two sons, one who is either 9 or 10 and another in his 20s.

    Cheryl McDonald was friendly and "always had a smile and a wave," Poat said.
     
  2. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    WTF? A BB gun?
     
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    some pellet guns are almost as strong as a .22
     
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    some are stonger
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    .22 cant kill though
     
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    Dim I'm Lost, Help Me OT Supporter

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    Tell that to Robert Kennedy :noes:
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Must have been "cleaning" it.
     
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    Whatcha wanna bet they did it the night before and didn't realize the pellet collapsed her lung?
     
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    i believe it though, i've killed raccoons with a pellet rifle before :o
     
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    Spear tipped pellets fired out of one of those pump guns that has been pumped many times is probably just as powerful as a .22.... I wonder how the heck you accidentally shoot someone w/ a pellet gun though. You have to hand load the pellet, pump the thing up, and then pull the trigger...
     
  14. notaniceperson

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    My Winchester Pellet gun shoots at a claimed 1200 FPS with pellets, does not fire BBs.

    I have killed many a rabbit with it. Fuckers look funny as hell when you hit them, they just jump up in the air about 3-4 feet as a response to being hit and then just lay there and die.
     
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    My Gamo Varmint hunter claims 1200fps with their ammo, so, I believe it. <3 that thing.
     
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    Smile and wave sounds like varmint behavior.

    Good shoot.
     
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    Most likely Mr McDonald was married to a blow up doll.
     

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