Woman saying ‘we’re ready for Ferguson’ accidentally shoots self in head, dies

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A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.

The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium.

The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN.

The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that the couple had bought a gun because of fears of unrest related to the pending grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown, the sources said.

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 investigation is continuing because police want to be sure the story as told by the boyfriend is correct, the sources said. Police are awaiting gun trace results, as part of the ongoing investigation.

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269 comments

      • Steve

        TeddyTeaCrap: The investigation was thwarted for months, covered up and made into confusing spaghetti by the criminal prosecutor, and the white Ku Klux Klan pig cop let go after shooting 12 times, hitting Brown with 6 of them, THREE in the head.

        Die, Ted. You’re too stupid to be a real American.

  • higgs roker

    Haha Ferguson is full of peasants accomplishing nothing except getting an early start to “Black Friday.” Maybe he shouldn’t have messed with the police and he would still be alive.

      • Questioneverything

        So let me get this straight. Since this person has an opinion that differs from your own, your going to ask God (dare I say pray) to send someone to end his or her life? That doesn’t sound extreme at all…

        People on both side of this (and really any other major social/political issue) have got to be more willing to have adult conversations because right now comment sections sound like mean kids on a playground.

      • Lynn

        Brown is a bullying pos
        He waltzed in that store with bone thugs and harmony, and showed how cooperative. Mr Ferguson has my respect. The rioters are only hurting their own people. Instead of thanking the cop. Mother’s in the neighborhood can rest asure their kid’s will not become Brown’s next victim. Only witness he had was pos like him. Forensic science doesn’t lie. Plus his body had bruises on all over. Youre stupid and refuse to see that ahole Brown proved on video hell hurt anyone that comes between him and exscaping. Im sure he went peacefully with that cop. Just how polite he was to the stores owner. Just a regular ol boyscott! There no way he agreed to go with the cop peacefully. It’s sad the black people are taking up for this guy. It reveals they’ll never overcome the big chip on their shoulders. U don’t see jews playing the race card. Martin Luther would be disgusted with them. Make a bold stand for a punk that uses violence and fear to take whatever he wants. He’d do the same to you. Btw fuctard his prints was on the gun. Lmbo… but by all means refuse the truth. Did white people act like animals over o.j. trial? Lmao..dumby shot herself ..karma at it’s best.

      • John M. Burt

        Bad move — it multiplies the number of heartless and violent people in the world.
        Better to ask for God to send a person who could warm another human heart — if not Higgs Roker’s, then another one.
        Best of all, ask God for that person to be yourself.

    • jezmyopinion

      Louis Head, a former Bloods gang leader who is Big Mikes step-dad needs to be arrested for inciting all the burning and violence.
      change dot org/p/askdoj-usdoj-gov-arrest-louis-head-former-bloods-gang-leader-for-inciting-riots-in-ferguson-mo

    • K

      You obviously know nothing about gun owners. You are simply parroting talking points handed down by your liberal handlers. Are you on Bloomberg’s payroll? How much is he paying you for your astroturf tripe?

    • Ebolaofthemind

      Why sir or madam with your astronomically superior mind have you not noticed that this young lady is actually a Liberal who was in the protests? The average gun owner does not act like an idiot waving their gun around. I do say that with your vast experience in reading books and watching CIS you absolutely know not what you say. I contend you should never purchase a firearm because you are an idiot and you are exactly the person who would end up killing yourself or someone else. Get off the internet, stay away from Starbucks, join the blue collar work force, and experience the great outdoors.

    • MrApple

      Are you really going to compare the US to the UK? Compare a country like the US to a nation sized only slightly smaller than the state of Oregon? Compare a nation of 319+ million people to a nation of 64+ million? Amazing that a nation that doesn’t respect the right of the individual to protect themselves and has long since taken firearms out of the hands of its “subjects” would have fewer “gun related murders” each year.
      http://www.sarmonster.net/UK.htm

      • MrApple

        Let’s add in a few more variables to that math equation shall we. The growth of gangs across America, the illegal drug trade coming up from Mexico, the massive influx of illegals into the US yearly, and the abnormally high violence/death rate in Progressive Liberal controlled cities and state in the US. These are all issues the UK ISN’T forced to face and therefore the comparison of the US and UK in “gun violence/death rates” is less than equitable to say the least.

  • Andy Nonomous

    the gun didn’t “go off because of the impact”, the car hit and she naturally tensed her body and squeezed the trigger. Bitch shouldn’t have had her bean flicker on the trigger. Literally anybody who know anything about gun safety could tell you thats what happened.

  • Nancy Keys (@Boss_Every_Day)

    He probably planned it. I know my husband wouldn’t want me holding onto the gun if we are expecting trouble, he’s the man he wants to be the protector. I bet if they check the surveillance from the gun store he more than likely had the gun the whole time. Talking about he ducked, the car crashed and went off shooting her in the head. Why did he duck, it seems like he would not of trusted her handling a gun!

  • nosafety

    Why are you riding around with a gun with the safety off? I carry a concealed weapon as well, but not with my safety off. That’s how “accidents” happen… Noob

  • Mike Bush

    BASIC GUN SAFETY RULES
    1. All guns are always loaded unless you personally inspect and know for certain that they are not.
    2. Never point a gun at anything you would not want to see killed or destroyed.
    3. Always be sure of your target, and the backstop behind the target.
    4. Do not place your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire.

    This idiot managed to violate all 4 basic gun safety rules and suffered the consequences. I’ve responsibly owned firearms for 30 years. I follow the safety rules religiously and have NEVER had an accident.

    • Ebolaofthemind

      It’s amazing how stupid I must be. No matter how hard I try I guess my firearms must be lazy. They just sit there all day. They have never loaded themselves, chambered a round, aimed themselves at a target, and then pulled the trigger. Guns are so lazy I have to do everything for them. I haven’t quite figured out to get my guns to work without my assistance. Could it be people who use guns improperly? Maybe a solution is to ship all of these anti gun people who blame guns for acting alone to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Oh, I am sorry, they are already there. My bad. Thanks for your post Mike Bush

    • jezmyopinion

      Louis Head, a former Bloods gang leader who is Big Mikes step-dad needs to be arrested for inciting all the burning and violence.
      change dot org/p/askdoj-usdoj-gov-arrest-louis-head-former-bloods-gang-leader-for-inciting-riots-in-ferguson-mo

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