Starting FB Nate Maki:
Starting FB Nate Maki:
accidental shooting of some nature?An arrest was made on unrelated charges. A rifle was also found at the scene.
I hope so, not that it would make it any easier on his family. Terrible $#@!.
Channel 5 is reporting that Maki and buddies were out dove hunting.
Nathan Maki, an 18-year-old starting fullback for the team, was found dead inside a pickup in a field off Miller Road shortly after law enforcement received a call at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Cunningham said.
An investigation into the cause of the shooting and the circumstances surrounding it is still ongoing, the sheriff said. Officials found a rifle at the scene and said that alcohol was believed to be a factor, but would not discuss specifics, he said.
Wow, was this at Jerrod Heard's school? Prayers for the family.
Coach must have dropped a "Oh, Big Billy Bob Crybaby!? You cost me my perfect season. How's it feel? My quarterback is off limping, and to top it off I got watch you cry about it?!" on him.
Alcohol was a factor. Sad deal all around that could have been avoided.
damn...Montague County Sheriff Paul Cunningham said the shooting looks accidental but is still under investigation, pending additional witnessi nterviews. The case will be reviewed by a grand jury.
Maki was with at least three other people, including Michael Bryce Underwood, in a field off Mueller Road near Bowie when the incident occurred late Saturday night, according to Cunningham.
Officers received a call from Underwood and, upon arrival at11:10 p.m., found Maki on the driver’s side of a 2008 Chevrolet extended-cab pickup owned by Underwood’s grandfather, Cunningham said. Maki had a gunshot wound to the head and was later pronounced dead at Bowie Memorial Hospital, the sheriff said.
Cunningham said Underwood pulled the trigger, but it was accidental. The weapon used, believed to be a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle,was found at the scene. A shotgun was also found, the sheriff said.
“This is just a tragic accident for all involved,”Cunningham said.
Underwood, 17, was arrested at the scene and charged with minor in consumption, a Class C misdemeanor. Several beer cans were found at the scene, officials said.
Underwood paid a $500 bond and was released Sunday afternoon, Cunningham said.
Cunningham said two 18-year-old women were also at the scene at the time of the shooting but were gone by the time officers arrived. The two women are being interviewed by officials, he said.
Cunningham said the four were camping on property owned by Underwood’s uncle and were waiting for dove season to officially begin Sunday.
The president is going to be all over this.The weapon used, believed to be a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle,was found at the scene.
Sounds like a negligent discharge. Guns aren't toys, kids. Let's review:
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.
3. NEVER point the weapon at anything you are NOT willing to destroy.
4. Be aware of the foreground/background of your target.
Took me out back and set up a 2-liter stuffed with newspaper and them filled with water. Set it up 10 yards away. Walked back to me.
"This is what happens to your body if you don't follow the rules"
-loads a round into his browning 12 gauge pump, eyes the bottle and blasts it to hell.
Walks over and brings it back, water all but gone and shredded newspaper and plastic hanging everywhere.
"THIS is why we have rules. Do you understand?"
From that day on he allowed me to carry as a 12 year old on quail and dove hunts and then sat behind me with his arm around me when I took my first deer at 15. Love my pops and hope I can share many experiences like this with my boy.
Lack of gun respect and safety ended in tragedy here. It's nauseatingly sad not just because this family lost him and his life was cut short, but now his friends (especially the one who pulled the round off) have to deal with this for the rest of their lives.
I heard someone say they were "spotlighting" with the .22. Does that just mean they were hunting with lights?
Isn't it fishy that the two girls left before cops arrived and that deceased was still behind the wheel (no attempted treatment)?
Sad story but it doesn't make sense.
I'm guessing the girls left because they were doing something they weren't supposed to, like drinking.
Read elsewhere the shooter assumed the rifle was unloaded and was horsing around.
Last edited by Rippin' lips; 09-07-2013 at 12:05 AM.
that's really $#@!ed up..prayers for his family.
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