Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Girl, 16, Dies in Apparent Accidental Shooting

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Girl, 16, Dies in Apparent Accidental Shooting

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A 16-year-old girl died Sunday morning in Putnam County after a teenage boy was playing with a loaded shotgun and it went off, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Rayne Michelle-Marie Dettmann was shot in the upper body by the 16-year-old boy about 4:30 a.m. with a 12-gauge shotgun at her Pomona Park home. The boy had retrieved the shotgun from inside her home and first pointed it at two other friends. He then pointed it at her and pulled the trigger, deputies said.

The boy then rushed to her and put pressure on the wound while the friends called 911. Dettmann was taken to Putnam County Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The boy and his friends had apparently sneaked out and there weren't any adults at Dettmann's home who lived there at the time of the shooting, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The boy has been charged with negligent homicide and committing a second-degree felony with a gun. He is in juvenile detention.

Additional information about the shooting wasn't immediately available, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Derek Gilliam


A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Jacksonville Beach, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

The driver of a Ford Expedition was parked near Third Street and Fourth Avenue North when, for reasons still under investigation, the driver jumped the parking curb onto the grass shortly after midnight and accelerated at a high rate of speed down the sidewalk heading east in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue North.

That's when the driver struck 24-year-old Michael Allen Gunderson, who was visiting from the area from Mindoro, Wis.

After striking Gunderson, the unidentified driver continued to plow forward, hitting a palm tree, a parked Honda Civic and then a JTA Trolley bus before stopping, according to Jacksonville Beach police.

Gunderson was pronounced dead at the scene near Fourth Avenue and Second Street North, police said.

There was one passenger aboard the JTA Trolley at the time of impact, but that passenger was not injured.

The driver wasn't detained or arrested, but charges are pending as investigators await toxicology results and speed calculation results, Cmdr. …

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