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Police: Man's gun goes off, kills him in Raleigh parking lot

Posted January 11

Raleigh police investigate a shooting death outside a Creedmoor Road office building on Jan. 11, 2017.

— A man died Wednesday morning when his gun went off accidentally as he was getting out of his car in a Raleigh parking lot, police said.

The 44-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, was shot shortly after 8 a.m. outside an office building in the 6500 block of Creedmoor Road, police said.

No other information was immediately available.

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  • Anna Temple Jan 12, 1:22 p.m.
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    Ms RENEE you are a breath of fresh air, thank you for your comment about my request for experts. I feel there is so much misunderstanding about the proper use of firearms that a certified type expert may provide the best advice rather than someone that feels confident although sadly misinformed.

  • Fred Holt Jan 12, 1:11 p.m.
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    Renee no, I had simply offered that too frequently it's not a "bad guy" being killed, but rather a (self, family member, child or random stranger at walmart). I never said anything about buying guns at walmart, the point was that the function of a gun is to kill something, and it's frequently not the intended person that ends up dead or injured. The "random stranger at walmart" is not only a reality, but also a metaphor for any random unintended person.

  • Edward Anderson Jan 12, 12:52 p.m.
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    Just wondering why so many comments refer to this individual having shot himself in the head...I don't see that in the story. The story says "the gun went off accidentally as he was getting out of his car."

  • Dan Wilder Jan 12, 8:53 a.m.
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    Everyone interacts in this world and no one is isolated from other peoples mistakes that's just the nature of the world. A driver on the highway makes any number of mistakes looses control and slams their car into you ...you die for their mistake. A construction worker hit's the wrong lever on a piece of equipment dropping an I-beam on you walking 10 stories below, his mistake but you pay. trucker uses bad chain to secure cargo on truck. cargo falls off killing person behind, Cook in restaurant leaves rat poison on shelf some fall into food...his mistake you die. The stories of innocent people getting killed by other peoples mistakes are endless. In this case the person making the mistake is the person who suffered for it. If you are looking for a 100% guaranteed safe world then you probably need to look for another planet not inhabited by humans. And even then nature has accidents of it's own that can kill you.

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:50 a.m.
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    Mr. Wilder, your insight on this subject was right on spot. I enjoy and learn a great deal from people such as yourself and Mr. Beckett. Some use these comment sections for arguing, name calling and hurting others, cowardly sitting behind a keyboard. It is refreshing to see normal, informative conversations taking place. #BeKindToAll

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:42 a.m.
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    Mr. Beckett, thank you for the information. I can admit, that I am in need of learning more about the firing mechanisms of firearms. Unlike others, I can admit when I have mispoken or spoke while not fully understanding the differences. Have a blessed day.

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:36 a.m.
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    My final statement on this article. Like either of you care.....lol. People, please have a heart and know that this man's family or friends are reading these statements and that it might hurt them, more than they are already hurting, to read that people who do not know this man are referring to him as incompetent, stupid or any other adjectives. Yes, they don't have to read the posts but it is just human nature to read what people are saying.
    If what was reported is true, this example could be a learning tool for many people. Be kind to each other. Much love and respect to all of you.

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:30 a.m.
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    Ms. Turner, I totally agree with you. This whole story made no sense at all. How can a firearm, in a holster, on one's side, "accidently" go off and shoot someone in the head? Something with this story doesn't add up.

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:23 a.m.
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    It amazes me at how one person can read something and get that type of garbage out of it, while another can read it and be totally confused as to what the author was saying and yet, another person can read it and understand what the author is stating. Personally, Roger confused me, as, I feel, what he said, didn't make any sense. Just my 2 cents. LOL

  • Renee Grainger Jan 12, 8:16 a.m.
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    Ms. Temple, what kind of "expert" does one need to know that mishandling a firearm could be deadly. That's one of the problems in this country. We have too many experts in issues that require only common sense and too many experts in things that doesn't require any expertise.

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