Florida man kills his sister at her 40th birthday party while attempting ‘Tombstone’ gun stunt
A Florida woman was shot and killed over the weekend when her brother unsuccessfully attempted to re-enact some fancy gunplay from the movie “Tombstone.”
In the 1993 classic western, actor Michael Biehn, as Johnny Ringo, elaborately twirls his pistol during a barroom showdown with Val Kilmer, as Doc Holliday.
Eric Stayton attempted the same stunt Saturday night at his home in Chaires, where about a dozen friends and relatives were celebrating the birthdays of his sister, 39-year-old Renee Chaires, and her 23-year-old daughter, reported the Tallahassee Democrat.
Chaires, a hair stylist who would have turned 40 this week, was standing next to her daughter in the home’s carport when the 50-year-old Stayton began twirling his gun in the air.
As he attempted to holster the weapon, it slipped from his hand, struck the concrete floor, and fired.
A single shot struck Chaires in the neck, and she later died.
Stayton has not been charged in the fatal shooting, which remains under investigation.
Watch the scene posted online by SteveSabbai: