I am the only one in this room professional enough... cont'd

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Macktee, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    Alcohol may have been involved............ :drink:

    But still.....

    Don't ya just hate it when ya do something this dumb?


    Rookie cop who shot himself to death at party was intoxicated

    John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Friday, August 31, 2007

    (08-30) 17:14 PDT SAN MATEO - A San Francisco rookie police officer who shot himself to death during a late-night gathering at his San Mateo apartment was legally drunk, toxicology tests show.

    Officer James Gustafson Jr., 23, had a blood alcohol level of 0.09 percent - slightly above the 0.08 limit for legally driving a car - when he shot himself Aug. 11, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said today.

    Gustafson shot himself in the neck at 1:40 a.m. during a gathering of as many as 15 people, as he was showing a woman how police are taught to prevent someone from using a gun against them, authorities said.

    There's no way to know whether Gustafson was too drunk to know what he was doing, the coroner said.

    "Somebody's blood alcohol level and their ability to function correctly can vary from individual to individual," Foucrault said. "It's subjective."

    According to those familiar with the incident, Gustafson was showing the woman his Police Department-issued semiautomatic pistol after removing the magazine that stores the rounds. However, there was still a round in the chamber. #-o

    Gustafson pointed the weapon at his neck and pulled the trigger, shooting himself, according to authorities.
    The coroner's office has ruled the case an accident. Police initially characterized the case as an accident but are awaiting official receipt of the toxicology results and gunshot residue tests before making a final determination, Lt. Mike Brunicardi said.

    Gustafson graduated from the San Francisco police academy in January. He had recently finished a six-month stint in the Mission District under a field training officer and had been transferred to the department's Central Station.
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    Re: I am the only one in this room professional enough... co

    I bet she was impressed.

  3. Sine Nomen

    Sine Nomen New Member

    Darwin wins this one...
  4. MLS 4506

    MLS 4506 Active Member

    puts a new spin on suicide by cop :rotfl:
  5. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

    So, a normal Joe can't buy a gun in CA unless it's on the "approved list" i.e. has a magazine disconnect among other things. I guess cops are exempt? :roll:
  6. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I hate that he died but he was stupid.