With the Darren Wilson decision on the horizon and the possibility of renewed unrest in Ferguson, paranoid Missourians are buying lots and lots of guns. In a story that sounds too pat to be true, one such new firearm owner allegedly accidentally killed herself over the weekend while waving her gun and saying "we're ready for Ferguson!"
He told investigators that as they drove late Friday night, the victim waved a gun, jokingly saying the couple were ready for Ferguson, the sources said.
He ducked to get out of the way of the gun and accidentally rear-ended another car. He said the accident caused the gun to go off and she was struck by a bullet in the head, the sources said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital but died.
The shooting took place in downtown St. Louis, "in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium," CNN reports. Police are investigating the veracity of the boyfriend's story, which, given the puzzling physics—he ducked to avoid the gun, and the crash turned it around 180 degrees to point at her head?—is probably a good idea.
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