Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pair Die of Wounds from Single Bullet

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pair Die of Wounds from Single Bullet

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In what appears to be a freak accident, two men have died after being shot in their heads with the same bullet, Jacksonville police said.

Lt. Mark Foxworth said William Barton, 31, whose address wasn't available, and Dean McGraw, 35, of the 8300 block of Hogan Road were at a home in the 1600 block of East Road on Tuesday when Barton began playing with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

"Barton put the gun up to his head and pulled the trigger," Foxworth said. "We don't know if it was accidental or a suicide."

The bullet passed through Barton's head and struck McGraw in the head, the detective said. Both were pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville.

Police said another man at the house witnessed the shooting.


MURDER ARREST: A Jacksonville man has been charged with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend.

Kim Crousore was found dead Monday in an apartment in the 100 block of Market Street. She had a massive head injury. Police said she had been arguing with her boyfriend, Charles Wesley Fagaines, 43, of the 600 block of East Adams Street over the weekend.

Fagaines was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder.

SISTER ARRESTED: The sister of a man who died after being diagnosed with severe malnutrition, dehydration and other maladies has been charged with neglect.

Sherima High, 26, told authorities she was her brother's primary caregiver in January when she took him to University Medical Center because he wasn't eating or drinking and had intestinal problems, police said.

Doctors said she agreed to take her brother, Garvey High, for several additional tests and a follow-up medical visit to doctors, but police said she didn't seek further treatment. On Feb. 20, after her brother's condition worsened, Sherima High took him back to the hospital with the serious medical problems.

Garvey High, whose age was not available, died Feb. 22.

DOGFIGHTING ARREST: Two St. Johns County men were arrested on one count each of fighting or baiting animals in an Oct. 1 dogfight near St. Augustine.

Six pit bull dogs found at the home of Bobbie Lee Irvin Jr., 24, in the 2900 block of North Ninth Street, were taken to an animal shelter. Irvin and Dequan Avis Cullar, 22, of the 1000 block of Butler Avenue were arrested yesterday morning.

The men were arrested following an investigation into the dogfight that injured two pit bulls and required that one of the dogs be euthanized. The second dog in that fight is in good condition and is expected to be placed in a rehabilitation center for abused dogs.

Irvin and Cullar were identified by fight witnesses who reported the two men had talked about staging a fight for a $700 purse, police said. Witnesses told investigators the dogs fought for about 45 minutes before deputies arrived at the 600 block of South Orange Street in response to a noise complaint. …

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