*It was July 8, 2012 the weekend before Adaisha Miller‘s 25th birthday and she wanted to celebrate early. So she accepted the invitation of a friend to go to an outdoor social event thrown by law enforcement agent Isaac Parrish. At the party, while dancing with Parrish, Miller allegedly hugged him and the service gun lodged in his waistband misfired and caught her in the lung and heart, according to Sgt. Eren Stephens and Yolanda McNair, the woman’s mother. Miller died from her wounds soon after in a local hospital.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. on the city’s west side and Parrish, said to be ‘very remorseful’ afterwards, was placed on administrative duty while the incident was being investigated.
Miller’s parents were beside themselves with despair at the loss of their child; who they say had everything to live for.
“For this to happen to her, whether they want to call it freak accident or mistake in judgment, it should have never happened to my child, and there’s nothing I can do to get her back,” McNair told WDIV-TV.
But two years later, in February of 2014, Parrish was cleared of any wrongdoing. The reason being not enough evidence could be found claiming he actually fired the gun.
But here’s the thing: for the life of me, I can’t even picture how a gun in the waistband of a person, can shoot another person in the lungs and heart–instead of the ground or a foot. I mean, is it a stretch to assume the position of the gun was pointing down (as in the picture below)?
Or am I crazy?
And the issue still doesn’t appear to have been adequately addressed.
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