Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

6-year old girl watches as father shoots three Florida college students, two die

32-year old Joshua Davis, who worked at a McDonald's restaurant, invited three 19-year old hispanic Polk State University students and coworkers to his Winter Haven, Florida home to smoke marijuana.

While the young men were visiting, Davis's 6-year old daughter walked in.  Davis got a "dark feeling" and shot the three young men at close range.  Two died.  The third is in serious but stable condition, shot multiple times.  The girl witnessed the whole event.

From the article:
One victim, Esteban Zavala, 19, survived the shooting in serious but stable condition, but two other victims, students Joe S. Palacios and Christian Rodriguez, both 19, died. The suspect, Joshua Davis, 32, has reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of child abuse.
According to police, Davis invited the Polk State College victims, who were apparently coworkers of his at a local McDonalds, over to his apartment where they allegedly smoked marijuana. After Davis let his 6-year-old daughter into his living room, he got what he characterized as a "dark feeling" when the boys said something to each other in Spanish while looking at his daughter. That's when Davis got his 9 mm hand gun from his bedroom and fired at Palacios and Rodriguez at close range. Zavala was shot several times but escaped the apartment.
"Everyone associated with this great institution felt as though we had been punched in the gut, that our hearts have been ripped out," Polk State College President Eileen Holden said during a Wednesday briefing on campus about the crime.
She characterized the students as "popular" and "successful."

1 comment:

  1. They has reason to believe that pot had nothing too do with this incident. Those three boys were great kids doing big things. I would also agree that drugs were not apart of this sad tragedy.


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