Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Florida man shoots another man and uses racial slur

A Florida man shot another man and when he told police what he did, he used a racial slur and seems to think it was ok. This is crazy. He is crazy.

A Florida man charged with attempted murder and hate crime for allegedly shooting an African American man in the head expressed disbelief over his arrest, telling officers that he "only shot a n*****."

The Port St. Joe Star reports that Walton Henry Butler, 59, of Port St. Joe shot 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 rifle on Monday night. Gant had confronted Butler about an incident in which the latter used a racial slur to describe a child living in their apartment complex.

According to investigators, Butler had been calling other children in the complex racist names in recent days. When a friend of Gant's told him about what had happened, he went over to Butler's apartment to confront him about his racist actions.

Instead of conversation, Gant got a bullet between his eyes. Butler shut his door and left his victim lying on the ground bleeding. He then called 911, finished cooking dinner and sat down to eat.

WJHG reports that when Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived at the scene of the shooting, Butler acted as if he were being inconvenienced.

"He was brought to the investigative unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, just used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was no big deal or anything to him," Nugent told WJHG.

Gant is in guarded condition at Bay Medical Center and expected to survive.

Butler is locked up in Gulf County Jail.


L.S said...

I think that anyone can agree that this is absolutely crazy. Although racism is usually socially unacceptable, it is still occurring in today's world. It is also crazy to think that something like this occurred in my state of residence! I hope that both parties are served justice and that people can become more tolerable of others who are not like them.

Gabi H said...

I can't believe that people still act this way. People are cruel and need to see that things have changed in society, we are more accepting of others in this generation, but of course I'm not saying it has gone away because I honestly don't think it will ever go away. But for someone to act so cruel and not even care, that is a huge problem right there.

Anonymous said...

Pure ignorance, this man is a lame excuse for a human and will hopefully get what's coming to him. It's alway nice to see how our country is evolved and how people of all races obtain some position of power in government, market, or media. Hopefully the victim will be okay and justice will be served.