Volume 32, Issue 4 (July 1987)

    Suicide by Air Rifle and Shotgun

    (Received 5 August 1986; accepted 24 September 1986)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We report the case of a 39-year old white male who committed suicide by shooting himself with an air rifle and a shotgun. The ballistics of air guns and rifles, with particular reference to the Sheridan air rifle, are reviewed. Only two cases of multiple firearm suicide have been reported; both involved simultaneously fired handguns. Ours is the first case, to our knowledge, of an air rifle and a shotgun used in sequence to commit suicide.


    Author Information:

    Connolly, JT
    Forensic pathologist; medical examiner investigator; and director and chairman, and neuropathologist, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    Pickelman, J
    Lieutenant, Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

    Bauserman, SC
    Forensic pathologist; medical examiner investigator; and director and chairman, and neuropathologist, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    Cohle, SD
    Forensic pathologist; medical examiner investigator; and director and chairman, and neuropathologist, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI


    Stock #: JFS12425J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12425J

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    Title Suicide by Air Rifle and Shotgun
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