If this paranoid man was not holding a gun in his hand, an innocent man who just wanted to go iceskating would be alive tonight:
A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.Firing the gun into the air, though, wasn't enough for Sailors:
Gwinnett County jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution indicated that Phillip Walker Sailors was charged on Sunday with the murder of Rodrigo Abad Diaz.
Friends who were in the car with Diaz told WSB-TV that they were trying to pick up a friend on the way to ice skating on Saturday but their GPS directed them to the wrong address. The friends said that they waited in the driveway for a few minutes before Sailors emerged from the house and fired a gun into the air.
“He didn’t talk to them, he just started shooting,” Cardenas explained. “The first shot was in the air.”Folks, human beings are animals, highly-evolved animals, yes, but still animals. Most of us should never have access to a killing machine that can play on our worst fears and paranoia, and facilitate the transformation of a bad decision into a horrific tragedy.
At that point, Diaz tried to turn the car around to leave, but Sailors fired another shot, striking the immigrant on the left side of the head. The group, which included a 15 and an 18 year old, said that Sailors held them at gunpoint until police arrived.
The arrest warrant suggested that Sailors had shot Diaz with a .22 caliber pistol. He was charged with malice murder.
In this story, it was not a man that killed another man, it was a gun that killed an innocent man.