Shooting "rampage"??


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RWMC
February 15, 2005, 09:08 PM
The other day, a man here in Iowa walked into a bowling alley with a .44 Magnum rifle (don't know if it was a lever-action or a Ruger semi-auto). He then shot and killed a man who he accused of having an affair with his wife. He shot the rifle 4 times, hitting the victim each time. The shooter was subdued by others in the bowling alley. The paper called it a "shooting rampage!" Sounds pretty well premeditated to me; 4-shots, 4-hits, all shots received by the same victim. What do you think?

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AF_INT1N0
February 15, 2005, 09:12 PM
That's not a Rampage. That's Murder 1.

The word Rampage says to me multiple victims.

BTW how many shots would he have got off in Arizona, Texas, or Vermont?

RWMC
February 15, 2005, 11:05 PM
A native born Texican would have probably had "the drop" on the shooter just as he walked into the establishment. Probably he would have said something along the lines of, "Son, for your sake and mine, I'm hoping you've made a mistake on where the Gun Show is; for if you're not, your in a heap a trouble boy, for sure!", followed by the sound of,"ca-click!"

Standing Wolf
February 16, 2005, 12:27 AM
Well, yeah, but "shooting rampage" sounds lots scarier than "murder." Good news doesn't sell papers, and lurid headlines help advance the cause of anti-Second Amendment bigotry.

fistful
February 16, 2005, 12:46 AM
BTW how many shots would he have got off in Arizona, Texas, or Vermont? Probably the same, unless at least one person in the establishment was armed, paying attention instead of watching a game, and not impaired by alcohol. Even if an armed person was sufficiently sober and alert, was the murderer concealing the weapon somehow, and did he look normal as he walked in? In that case, a good Samaritan would have to draw and fire one well-placed shot before the perpetrator, his rifle already leveled, could fire a mere four rounds, probably at close range (as he connected on every shot). Not being practiced in combat pistol-shooting, I wonder how many people are prepared to do that.

Taurus 66
February 16, 2005, 12:53 AM
RWMC, if could you find the news article online, please post it here? We would like to read it. Thanks.

4 shots from a 44 magnum rifle?! MAN!!! Undoubtedly the man was already dead after the first shot.

HighVelocity
February 16, 2005, 07:10 AM
http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050214/NEWS01/502140364/1001/NEWS

Since he only had 5 shots total I'm guessing it was a Ruger

fistful
February 16, 2005, 09:23 AM
Good thing he didn't have an assault weapon; he would have just killed everybody with one long burst! Or bayoneted them all to death.

Markheck1
February 16, 2005, 09:30 AM
How come it didn't blow his head "Clean Off"? :eek:

TallPine
February 16, 2005, 10:45 AM
BTW how many shots would he have got off in Arizona, Texas, or Vermont?
At least one ... (add MT, WY, ID, etc to the above list)

No one would have probably paid any attention until he started shooting, unless it was to think: "cool rifle" :p

Anyway, sounds like a little disagreement among "friends" - I hope it didn't upset the bowlers too much for the rest of the evening. :D

auschip
February 16, 2005, 12:46 PM
That was a heck of a bowling pin match. :evil: Sorry, I know it was wrong, but I can't be the only person thinking it.

DRZinn
February 16, 2005, 02:13 PM
You're not.

LiquidTension
February 16, 2005, 02:23 PM
"Honest, I was shootin' at the pins and he jumped in the way! Wait, this isn't the bowling pin match? My bad..."

Phantom Warrior
February 16, 2005, 02:40 PM
I'd call it a "hit." Except it's a personal hit, not a "Mob hit." Or maybe "Murder x1" for the mathematically inclined.

fistful
February 17, 2005, 01:30 AM
Was this lethal gun on Ted Kennedy's latest hit list, along with the thirty-thirties?

BluesBear
February 17, 2005, 06:51 AM
"I knew right away it was a gun," Cap said. What on Earth was his first clue?
(I think I saw him on the TeeVee once a-talking 'bout one-a-them-there tornados.)


"She has bowled mixed leagues for a long time."
She might have trouble finding a mixed team for the next league.





Mayberry, who has four children, also had recently been divorced, according police said. Proof read?

kikilee
February 17, 2005, 10:29 AM
Sounds like there was one gun too few in that bowling alley........

TallPine
February 17, 2005, 11:16 AM
He then shot and killed a man who he accused of having an affair with his wife.
Might be a good idea to put "messing around with another man's wife" on your list of "at risk behaviors" :p

Lennyjoe
February 17, 2005, 11:32 AM
Had I been in that bowling alley and carrying my first objective when gunshots were fired was to find adequate cover and then asses the situation.

By that time the shooter might have gotten all 4 shots off. Dont know how fast he got them shots off using a lever gun.

Like I said before, the safety of myself and my loved ones comes first.

See a gun or hear shots, find cover and then assess the situation. Take appropriate action as needed.

sturmruger
February 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
I wonder if he survived?? It sounds like a really bad situation to be in. Definetly not a "Rampage".

unreal45
February 17, 2005, 01:02 PM
This is one of the reasons I would never sleep with a married woman.
Another reason is my wife would kill me. :)
The headlines would read:

Wife goes on a killing spree shooting her husband!
Woman goes on a shooting rampage firing one shot!
:evil:

one45auto
February 17, 2005, 08:44 PM
What do I think?

I think the victim was careless in conducting the affair, otherwise the husband wouldn't have known just who to shoot or where to find them.

RWMC
February 18, 2005, 12:49 AM
Hey, Here is the article about the shooting I posted about earlier - RWMC



By JULI PROBASCO-SOWERS
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
February 14, 2005
A domestic dispute may have lead to a shooting at a Glenwood bowling alley Sunday, which claimed the life of Donald Mark Mayberry, 47, of Glenwood.

Mayberry was bowling on an outside lane near an exit door when witnesses saw Dennis Stonerook, 44, of Pacific Junction, walk through the side door and begin shooting Mayberry with a short barreled .44 magnum rifle, Glenwood Police Chief John O'Connor said.

Stonerook fired four shots, all of which hit Mayberry in the upper body, before he was tackled by several people, including bowling alley owner Mike Cap. There was still one live round left in the rifle at the time Stonerook was tackled, O'Connor said. He was charged with first degree murder and willful injury and is being held at the Mills County Jail on $250,000 bond.

Cap said he was in the kitchen about 6:30 p.m. when he heard a scream and a shot. Dozens of people were inside the bowling alley at the time, including several children, police said.

"I knew right away it was a gun," Cap said. "I saw him shoot Mark twice while he was on the ground."

Cap said another man, who happened to be a jailer from Omaha, managed to reach the gunman first. Cap and a third person then joined him to subdue the suspect, he said.

Cap said the victim had been bowling on a mixed league team with Stonerook's wife, Linda Stonerook. Police said that Linda Stonerook had filed for divorce but it was unclear whether she and Dennis Stonerook were separated.

"I heard they were going out, but I don't know," Cap said, referring to Linda Stonerook and the victim. "She has bowled mixed leagues for a long time."

Mayberry, who has four children, also had recently been divorced, according police said.

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