US soldier shoots himself

2012-01-08 14:06

San Diego - Navy officials have confirmed that a Navy SEAL who accidentally shot himself in the head has died.

Navy spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Frank Magallon said Petty Officer 3rd Class Gene "Geno" Clayont, jnr was taken off life support on Saturday. He is survived by his parents and three sisters.

San Diego police were called on Thursday after the accident. Police say Clayton had gone to a bar and brought a woman back to his apartment and was showing her guns when he put a pistol to his head, believing it was unloaded, and pulled the trigger.

Paramedics took Clayton to a San Diego hospital where he was placed on life support.

  • John - 2012-01-08 14:40

    No basic training?

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-08 19:18

      Navy Seals are supposed to be SF. In this case it stands for Stupid Fookwit.

  • Riaan - 2012-01-08 14:57

    And the darwin award certainly goes to this poor sod. Poor woman who had to witness that.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-08 15:41

    A tragic event. One would think a navy seal would of had a bit more sense.

      Gail - 2012-01-08 17:46

      Gene pool is one human being fewer. Big deal. This was a drinking and dating accident.

  • Dmitri - 2012-01-08 16:57

    A SEAL team member puts a firearm to his head believing it is not loaded ???? Even if he was as drunk as a skunk I have trouble believing this story

  • Graziella - 2012-01-08 16:59

    Gun culture, used to pick up girls. Only in the U of SA.

      Nibiru - 2012-01-08 17:20

      It changed a long time ago from the U of SA to the R of SA

      Blade - 2012-01-09 10:11

      Actually the US of A.

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