Celebratory Bullet Kills Guy Watching New Year's Fireworks

He dropped dead at his wife's side in their front yard
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Celebratory Bullet Kills Guy Watching New Year's Fireworks
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A Houston man was standing outside his home watching New Year's fireworks just after midnight when he fell to the ground at his wife's side, dead of a bullet wound to the head, KTRK reports. "They'd come out from their home where they'd had a family gathering to see fireworks ... when she reported that her husband just fell to the ground," says a police rep. Police say the man may have been hit by a stray bullet from someone celebrating the New Year, KHOU reports; the family told police they weren't setting off fireworks or weapons at the time, and no one knows where the bullet might have come from. "If people would just remember don't shoot guns," says a local. "You know once it comes up, it's got to come down." (More accidental death stories.)

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