Man Found Dead At Gun Shop On Swarthmore

PHOTOS: [U/D 5:30 p.m. with VIDEO REPORT from Detective Lieutenant William Addison at the scene]. The PD, CIU and Detectives Bureau are currently investigating a death at the Brick Armory Shop on Swarthmore Avenue. The Victim was found a short time ago with a bullet wound to the head and was pronounced DOA. It is unclear at this time if the death was a suicide or accidental. U/D 5:30 p.m. TLS spoke with Detective L.t Willaim Addison, who says the wound was self inflicted. There were several Police Officers in the shop at the time, but nobody else was injured.


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  1. My wife and I went target shooting there last year. This must have been an outside job because they don’t let you bring your own handgun (only rifle) and security is very tight.

  2. Oh my gosh! i just called them about an hour ago to find out if they had a certain glock in stock. the guy tells me we are closed today call back tomorrow i thought that was weird! it was probably accidental or suicide. i could see suicide only if the guy didnt own a gun and went there to rent one to off himself,(if he owned one he would have done it anywhere else) even thats unlikely because the guys at brick would have detected odd behavior in the guy ie.. nervousness they always talk to you first. murder no way why would someone to it there where there are cameras all over. which leads us to accidental shooting as the most likely either someone shot himself accidentally or shot the guy next to him accidentally

  3. Yo, Mr. Rights 2 + 3:
    When I went with my wife last year they told me the police do not allow them to have people bring there own handguns for tartget practice, only rifles. Maybe things changed since then.
    You see it’s dangerous – look what happened!

  4. Your wrong #10 guns dont kill people kill, they said it was a suicide not a homicide by a gun, i guess it could have been then they would have to lock up that naughty glock in prison for life

  5. I’m always curious, everytime there is a story with anything to do with guns a couple of comantators start darshening about this gun that caliber etc. I want to know more about you guys, are you yeshiva guys? Ex marines, cops or what? You just don’t fit the typical lakewooder…

  6. Gloker your wrong! The guy went to get the gun in order to kill himself. He would never jump.. Guns are an easy way to take life. GUNS KILL!

  7. Another thing iv always wondered. Who the heck is butworth ant who any why are you obsessed with him??? Please tell me I know no rest!

  8. If you are so curious about the people that own guns in lakewood…… Go visit any range, any night!! There are yarmulkas in there all the time.

  9. #18 I guess if guns kill people then yarmulkas could shoot guns too. #15 please explain to me how a gun can kill someone if it has no hands? isnt there a finger needed in the equation to pull the trigger?!

  10. Security in store is tight, as far as getting in and out of the place. Security in the shooting range is lax! But, even if a range officer was standing next to him, he could have just turned the gun on himself and shot and nobody could have reacted fast enough to prevent it. If you research it, it is not uncommon for someone to commit suicide at a range.

  11. Guns don’t kill people any more than forks make you fat. Somebody who is sufficiently motivated to kill themselves will do so regardless. This poor soul found his method and made it work. I pray that he found peace at last.

  12. Stop looking for a reason people, it’s already done. Prayers to the family and also all my friends at the brick armory!

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