SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio man has been accused of manslaughter after a Marine friend who was visiting died from a shotgun blast.

San Antonio police say the shooting happened Sunday night at an apartment.

Philip Pavelko was charged Monday. No information was immediately available on an attorney for the Iraq war veteran, who was freed Tuesday after posting $30,000 bail.

Pavelko has said the shooting of his buddy was an accident.

The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar says the victim was Aaron Talley of Clarissa, Minn. Talley was a corrections specialist at the Naval Consolidated Brig assigned to the headquarters squadron at Miramar, Calif.

Police say Pavelko told investigators that the two men were joking around after dinner and had no idea that the shotgun was loaded.

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Comments (43)
  1. Honestly says:

    Sure, that’s what I do after dinner with a friend. I point a shot gun at him and pull the trigger.

  2. jackactionhero says:

    United States Marines have the strictest discipline when it comes to firearms. I find it highly unlikely that this was an innocent accident as is being claimed.

    1. MrAntiTeabagger says:

      All Services Do, Does not mean that the individuals do. get it right

  3. paulc says:

    In the interests of accuracy, I would think that an article involving a shotgun would NOT include a picture of rifle ammunition.

  4. christine says:

    2 trained, military men and neither one knew the gun was loaded and neither of them checked if the gun was loaded. Yeah, sure.

    1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

      If they are anything like some of the guys I served with such an accident is not only possible, but almost inevitable.

      1. jackactionhero says:

        Did you serve in the United States Marines, Richard?

        Probably not.

        Marines have a much stricter fire discipline than the doggies or the swabbies.

        1. Rauol Duke says:

          Were you in the Corps before or after you were in the joint, Jacko?

        2. desert eagle .50 says:

          Well, make allowances for Jack. He’s still practicing the self-administered prostate exam. You think it’s easy to sit and type like that?

          Please be specific.

        3. MrAntiTeabagger says:

          Exactly, guy never served a day in his life and makes comments on how the “military” does things. BLAH!

  5. K. says:

    When my brother took a gun safety course, he told me that one of the first things they teach you is that ALL GUNS ARE LOADED…………whether they really are or not. You need to always consider that a gun is always loaded no matter what.

    1. desert eagle .50 says:

      Problems occur when the people handling the guns are loaded. This is why I trust Jackactionqu**ro with a firearm. He has that strong hand doing the prostate exam so he’s less likely to have a negligent discharge like his father did.

      I am being specific.

  6. There's a smrat one says:

    Smooth move, X-lax.

  7. Jane Swisshelm says:

    All those legal guns sure are killing a lot of innocent people lately.

    1. Jane Swisshelm says:

      OK, a lot of innocent people are being killed by people who are using legal guns.

      1. BillyBob says:

        Actually, Jane, there are times that guns can and do kill people by themselves. They mysteriously fall over while leaning against the wall and discharge as they hit the floor blowing the owner’s g^d d^mned foot off and they bleed to death. If somebody tells you otherwise, they are full of hooha.

        1. MrAntiTeabagger says:

          Jane needs to go back in the woods pick her berries and shut her internet off, she probably has a bomb shelter so the Russian’s can’t get her.

      2. MrAntiTeabagger says:

        Give it up TreeHugger Jane. A lot of people are being killed by legal electricity, whats your point?

      3. jackactionhero says:

        People die by failing to follow one or more of the four basic gun safety rules, whether it is intentional or accidental.

        Weapons, and firearms in particular, can be dangerous if mishandled.

        So can a lot of other items. Making your stand against guns in public is a moot point and just makes you sound like another preaching harpy with nothing better to do.

        1. desert eagle .50 says:

          «Weapons, and firearms in particular, can be dangerous if mishandled. »

          Genius, sheer genius!

    2. MrAntiTeabagger says:

      Ok treehugger calm down. That is like blaming Cars for Car Accidents. Give me a break! All those cars sure are a lot of people killed lately.

  8. Real Deal says:

    Sounds like something Andy Keller or marine 0311 would do.

    1. JeffS says:

      Yeah I was gonna say the same thing. If the story is about law enforcement or government, he’s always the first one on here griping about how incompetent cops are. Interesting that he doesn’t have much to say on this topic. However, I will say Jackactionhero’s comments above sound a lot like his comments…and “andy” has also been known to post under the name “j,” “lakewood 4 are burning,” “andy keller,” and “marine0311.” That’s how cool he is…..

  9. Sgt says:

    The loadest gun is a empty gun

  10. Brian bammert says:

    Or Renee Adrian would do but, she is to busy stealing pain medication. Or stealing marijuana on her traffic stops and giving them to her friends.

    1. Brian bammert says:

      Who cares what name you use. Go f___ yourself

    2. Blog Ref says:

      Nice try, Andy (or whoever you are posting under today). But I guess it wouldn’t be a ‘CCO blog if you weren’t on here ripping cops. Although, you usually pick a story that has something to do with cops. This one doesn’t. In any case, I guess it’s cool to post under the name of a cop that was arrested for DWI?

  11. Andy says:

    Hey stupid, ie blog ref, heeer we go, I am not marine 0311, jack action, Lakewood. A guy dies and you rip him? Nice real sensitive. Who cares what name you post under does, that really bother you? Get a life. Go to bed you have to open the Starbucks early tomorrow an your mom nwants you to clean out the garage.

  12. Andy says:

    Hey stupid, ie blog ref, heeer we go, I am not marine 0311, jack action, Lakewood. A guy dies and you rip him? Nice real sensitive. Who cares what name you post under does, that really bother you? Get a life. Go to bed you have to open the Starbucks early tomorrow an your mom nwants you to clean out the garage. What a bing of hacks.

    1. Andy says:

      That’s your best shot? You’re such an idiot.

      1. Blog Ref says:

        And yet, of the two of us, I’m the one who knows how to spell and use an apostrophe. I guess that makes you…just a former marine.

        1. Andy says:

          No it’s a blog I don’t care Renee. You’re wrong about everything you spew on these stories so that’s your only come back.

  13. Andy says:

    I hate touch screen. Bunch of hacks,

    1. Real Deal says:

      Not touch screen just a touch of stupid .

      1. Andy says:

        Ok dip s___t. If you are who I think you are. Will you be admitting to your crimes or, will you need help with that?

        1. Blog Ref says:

          Admitting? YOU are going to talk about admitting? You’re the guy who’s so self-assured, he posts under another person’s first and last name. Too bad you’re not man enough to post under your own first & last name. But I guess posting under the name of an arrested cop makes you tough…as tough as a former marine can be, anyways.

          1. Andy says:

            Ok Renee keep stealing. Again wrong about everything so you come at me with names. Who cares what name you use. Man enough? What is there to be scared of on a blog. Do you think I’m scared of you?! Comical. I’ll give you my address why don’t you stop by. By the way what have you stole lately?

            1. Blog Ref says:

              LOL. Dude, you’re hilarious…

            2. Real Deal says:

              C u next Tuesday .

  14. Andy says:

    @ blog ref

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