Friday, October 12, 2018

Freak bullet killed Marine Veteran sitting on porch

The bullet was fired at a street sign. It killed a retired Marine on his porch, SC cops say


The State
BY NOAH FEIT
October 11, 2018
The 48-year-old was a retired Marine major, and his family had recently moved into the Hodges house, the Index-Journal reported.


A retired veteran was killed Wednesday when a bullet fired at a street sign went through it and fatally struck him while he was on the porch of his South Carolina home, according to law enforcement.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said Joe Darius Black was killed by a gunshot wound to his upper body, WYFF-4 reported.

He was a retired United States Marine, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, which said Black “served his Country for 20 plus years.”

When sheriff’s deputies arrived around 11:30 p.m., they reported Black’s family was “administering CPR,” which they continued, along with Greenwood County EMS personnel, but the veteran died on the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
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