Saturday, October 1, 2016

The red and the black: On a scale of 0 to 10, please rate the believability of this version of events

Photo credit:  Fisher Phillips

Reported in Attorney says gun in his lap went off, striking wife.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/29/2016)
A red herring?  The McIvers retrieved their gun — a .38 snub-nose revolver — from the center console of the 2013 Ford Expedition, alarmed about recent unrest surrounding several Black Lives Matter protests in the area and fearing a carjacking, 
Crane told The AJC. The couple, who were being driven by an unidentified individual, left the area unharmed. But several blocks later on Piedmont Ave. near the park, the SUV hit a bump and the gun fired, Crane said. It was still wrapped in a plastic Publix bag in which it had been stored, Crane said. 
Crane said McIver does not remember firing the gun. He was leaning back in the seat and nodding off when they hit the bump, the gun in his lap, Crane said.

How it's being portrayed in a British tabloid headling:

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