Just south of the border, a Rock Hill, SC man shot himself in the hand while examining a gun that he wanted to trade.
The arrest affidavit shows Merrill told investigators he grabbed an AK-47 out of a bathroom closet and activated its laser. He pointed the laser at the chest of his wife and pulled the trigger.Merrill had been arrested previously for domestic violence and for grand theft, so it's natural that society should let him have 20 firearms.
An autopsy on Stefanie Merrill showed she died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
The couple had two children, aged 3 and 6.
Investigators removed twenty firearms from the Merrill home.
In Ohio, a high school student opened fire in a cafeteria, killing three students and wounding two others. It appears that the weapon used in the tragedy may have been taken from a relative's barn.
The teenager suspected in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students may have used a gun that disappeared from his grandfather's barn, a longtime neighbor of the couple who helped raise the suspect said Wednesday.I can't think of more secure place to keep a deadly weapon than a barn.
The gun was noticed as missing after Monday's shootings and fits the description of the pistol that reportedly was used to kill three students and wound two others at Chardon High School, said Carl Hendersen.