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Anger, Alcohol and a Rifle Shot a Few Blocks from Wadsworth and Buddy Taylor Schools

| September 12, 2011

Patrick Kilichowski and Winchester.

Patrick Kilichowski and Winchester.

The Florida Legislature is going out of its way to ensure that Floridians can carry guns, hide guns, sell guns, buy guns, manufacture guns and shoot guns with as few restrictions as possible—and forcing local governments to strike from their books any ordinance that could be interpreted as regulating guns and ammo beyond the scope permissible by state law. Palm Coast will be discussing that very matter at a council meeting Tuesday, erasing from its current gun ordinance a dozen lines that currently imply that the city has a say in issuing firearm permits or defining where and how people may carry guns.

But for now, it’s still illegal to shoot a gun, or to threaten others with a gun, absent a matter of self-defense. Patrick Kilichowski, a Brooklyn-born, retired 64-year-old resident of Plain View Drive, found out when he allegedly walked out of his house with a loaded Winchester rifle, angrily, and shot it (into the ground) Friday evening, with several people around him. The incident took place about 1,500 feet east of the campuses of Wadsworth Elementary School and Buddy Taylor Middle School. It took place after 7 p.m.

Kilichowski was reportedly not happy about one thing: his girlfriend was outside, chatting with neighbors. He walked out of his house “swinging” his Remington Arms 30-30, according to a sheriff’s report. He was “yelling incoherently.” Three of his neighbors—a 26-year-old man, a 37-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, all black; Kilichowski is white—said in sworn statements that they felt threatened, that Kilichowski was going to shoot them.

Another individual, Patrick Neumeyer, 39, who was there but who lives on Kathryn Place in Palm Coast, walked up to Kilichowski and asked him what he was doing. Kilichowski, the sheriff’s report states, “then raised the gun to a shooting position and aimed it at  Neumeyer’s stomach. Neumeyer took hold of the firearm and moved it away from his body at which time Kilichowski pulled the trigger of the weapon, causing it to discharge into the grass. A spent shell casing and a spent bullet were found in the grass of the residence.”

Police were called at 7: 20 p.m. Kilichowski was ordered to the ground and cuffed. Kilichowski was tested for alcohol. His breath alcohol concentration measured 0.092. The legal limit is 0.08. He told deputies that the gun went off accidentally. He was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in public, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

As of Monday, he remained in jail on $22,000 bail.

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8 Responses for “Anger, Alcohol and a Rifle Shot a Few Blocks from Wadsworth and Buddy Taylor Schools”

  1. wolverines says:

    Drunk, New York Yankee with a repeater rifle. He most have just finished watching a John Wayne movie on Turner Classics.

  2. Ken Dodge says:

    When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

  3. Outsider says:

    With regard to the first sentence of the second paragraph, it will continue to be illegal to threaten another with a gun. It will continue to be illegal to use a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

  4. William G says:

    When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns near the school, always affective propaganda. The incidence of misuse of guns by law abiding citizens is far less than the threat of criminals knowing their victims are unarmed. Law makers that trample human rights and advocate control over the taxpayer do not want citizens to have the right to own guns, or any other rights for that matter. Although Kilichowski had a few drinks and was distraught, he certainly was not on a killing spree nor was he drunk. He aimed the gun at another citizen who was uninvited on his property. This family needs some help from social services, and in the mean time he should not have guns in the house. Severe penalties are not warranted.

  5. Flaglerone says:

    I dont belive that everyone should not be allowed to own a gun cause others dont know how to use them the right way, God knows what can happen to your own home and other weapons cant do much if yours or your childs life is on the line. So maybe people should stop using guns as toys and use them when needed, So not everyone is not allowed cause people want to be dumb.

  6. Jessie says:

    this is in reference to William G’s comment. The citizen was not an uninvited person on his property. This happened in the street, and that citizen was trying to protect the many small children that were playing outside at the time. He risked his life to protect them. Mr Kilochoswki should be charged with attempted murder, but you know what, that citizen doesn’t even want to press charges against this older gentleman, he feels sorry for him. The state will ofcourse pick up the charges, as they should. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

  7. Duane from San Fran says:

    Yes but guns make it easy for really stupid people to kill lots of people in a short amount of time from far away.

  8. carmen says:

    This is very dangerous and irresponsible, specially so close to school zones.

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