The July 4th weekend was a tragedy for a Sarasota family as Stephen Brumby was accidentally shot and killed at the High Noon Gun Range by his father William Clayton Brumby when a stray casing bounced off a wall and into Clayton’s shirt, the man’s gun went off, killing his son.
“Brumby then used his right hand, which was holding the handgun, in an attempt to remove the casing. While doing so, he inadvertently pointed the firearm directly behind him and accidentally fired,” the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.
The round struck Stephen. who was rushed to an area hospital, but he passed away.
Clayton has taken ownership of the incident, saying it was his fault, not the gun and the accident cannot be undone.
Police said there are no plans to charge William Brumby with a crime.