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Texas veteran drank 3 Bud Light Limes before accidentally shooting his brother to death, police say
A 28-year-old west Fort Worth man accidentally shot his brother to death early Sunday as he showed him and other relatives a handgun and lined its sights at a bedroom shelf, police said.
Ricardo Del Gadillo, 28, told a Fort Worth police detective that he drank three tall Bud Light Lime beers before the shooting.
Police arrested Del Gadillo on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of his brother, Carlos Del Gadillo, 30.
The shooting occurred as the brothers were watching UFC fights in Ricardo's bedroom in the 4600 block of Dilworth Court with two other relatives, he told police. Ricardo Del Gadillo, a military veteran, had been showing the others his rifle and XDM 9mm handgun.
"He said he was showing them how you hold the gun when he pointed the gun, was lining up the sights at a shelf, and he pulled the trigger," Fort Worth police Detective Paul Vega wrote in an affidavit seeking an arrest warrant.
The gun fired once. Carlos, shot in the chest, fell to the ground.
Ricardo Del Gadillo and the other relatives put Carlos in a vehicle and drove him to a medical clinic, Complete Emergency Care, in the 6000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard. They arrived about 1:30 a.m.
Ricardo applied pressure to his brother's wound in the back seat on the way to the clinic.
Carlos Del Gadillo was taken in an ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In the interview with Vega, Del Gadillo said he "always has the gun loaded with one [round] in the chamber."
He said that after the shooting, he set the gun down in his room and that it had been an accident.
"Ricardo said he should have put the firearms away once they started drinking," Vega wrote.
Police executed a search warrant at the Dilworth Court house and found a XDM 9mm handgun on a table next to a bed.
A single 9mm casing was under a desk. What appeared to be blood was on the floor.
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Investigation clears former Naval War College president, who offered free hugs and games of Twister, of misconduct
NEWPORT -- The Office of Naval Inspector General has cleared former Naval War College president Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley of most of the allegations of misconduct claimed to have occurred after he took command of the 136-year-old school in July 2016, The Providence Journal has learned.
Harley, in one of a series of interviews with the The Journal, called the findings "deeply gratifying." He said many of the most sensational allegations -- "offers of 'free hugs' and games of Twister in his office" -- reflected a misunderstanding of his sense of humor, which he describes as "quirky," but which he says was intended to ease tensions in what can be a stressful environment.
The allegations, reported last year by the Associated Press, prompted a national controversy that led to Harley leaving the college presidency after almost three years in office.
The U.S. government failed to effectively account for nearly $715.8 million in weapons and equipment allocated to Syrian partners as part of the multinational counter-ISIS fight, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), has long been seen as an apologist for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whom she met during a secret trip to Damascus in January 2017.
Most recently, a video was posted on Twitter shows Gabbard evading a question about whether Assad is a war criminal.
Since Gabbard is the only actively serving member of the military who is running for president — she is a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard — Task & Purpose sought to clarify whether she believes Assad has used chlorine gas and chemical weapons to kill his own people.
The Army is almost doubling its purchase of new bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles as its primary anti-personnel sniper system of choice, according to budget documents.
What's cooler than a single missile? How about a missile with a high-powered machine gun attached?
That's exactly what the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on, according to budget documents — and it wants $13 million to make it a reality.