FRESNO, Calif. — A man is dead after being shot in the head at a Northwest Fresno apartment on Friday, and the man accused of accidentally shooting him is under arrest.
Coroner’s officials have identified the victim as 65-year-old Gerald Perry.
The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at an apartment on Ashlan near Valentine. Fresno police believe 30-year-old Lemont Smith negligently discharged a semi-automatic handgun. The bullet went through the sliding glass door of the apartment and hit Perry.
Officers say the victim was sitting on a couch visiting his granddaughter at the time. Perry was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center and died Saturday afternoon.
Apparently we aren’t even safe from gun loons playing with our grandkids in our own homes. And by the way, the victim was apparently a Vietnam Veteran. Survive a war, live your life, have a family, only to be blown away by some idiot playing with his guns.