Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Says He “Only Shot a N*gger”
It always seems to be happening in Florida these days, doesn’t it? A man in Port St. Joe has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after shooting a black man. In his words, “He only shot a n*gger,” so what’s the big deal?
Walton Henry Butler has been taken into custody for the shooting of Everett Gant, a black man. Butler shot Gant with a rifle in the crime. The shooting occurred after the man made a series of racial slurs toward the victim and the children of a woman, Pamela Rogers.
Butler shot Gant between the eyes after Gant went to his apartment to confront him over what he’d said. That’s when Butler shot him and left him on the ground to die, closing the door behind him. Butler then called 911 and finished dinner.
Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent said that Butler was annoyed by the arrest, stating that “he had only shot a n*gger.”
“He was brought to the investigation unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was not like a big deal or anything to him,” Nugent told WJHG.
Butler is likely going to prison for a while for what he did. He has been charged with attempted murder and a hate crime. Gant is expected to survive, but not without significant injury as a result of the attack.
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