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Man Joking with Firearm Accidentally Shoots Cousin: Police

A Milwaukee man has been charged after he accidentally shot his cousin while pulling his gun in a "quick draw" fashion during an Oak Creek barbecue.

A Milwaukee man faces charges after he told police he accidentally shot his cousin during a barbecue at an Oak Creek mobile park, FOX6 reports.

Brandon Kronquist, 26, was charged Monday with injury by negligent by use of weapon or explosive, according to online court records. 

Kronquist and his family were grilling food on Wednesday, and before they sat down to eat he tried to pull a firearm — which he has a concealed weapons permit for — from his pocket to place on top of a refrigerator. He said he attempted to pull it in a “quick draw” fashion as a joke, but it accidentally fired and hit his cousin in the back, according to FOX6. 

Kronquist told police he felt really bad about what happened and was very worried about his cousin.

He is due in court July 15 for an initial appearance. 

JD July 15, 2013 at 05:34 PM
His concealed carry permit should be revoked. What a dumb ass!!!
ConcernedCitizen July 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM
I don't claim to be an English major but shouldn't the title read "shoots"
Steve ® July 17, 2013 at 02:14 AM
About as responsible as the photo Patch promotes above.
John July 17, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Another dummy I'd give 30+ years to. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
vocal local 1 July 17, 2013 at 06:58 PM
A responsible citizen that took gun safety and got a permit takes his gun out at a family BBQ to put on top of a refrigerator? Shouldn't we have some competency testing also? Methinks so. Yea John, you can pay for his 30 years of incarceration I refuse. Madison is a rat hole of elect with money to finance campaigns not the brains to create and enforce the law is firm position. I was opposed to conceal carry then and now. He didn't need a gun to go to a family event did he?
oak creek resident July 18, 2013 at 02:33 AM
@vocal local1....sounds like you were just waiting for some excuse to pounce on the conceal carry law. Actually, it has gone very well to your obvious disappointment. Thousands of responsible citizens have their permits without any incidents of stupidity. This was a accident based on poor judgment. You obviously are perfect and no one in your entire environment has ever errored. Madison is a rat hole? You must belong to a union. I think Madison is doing quite well.
vocal local 1 July 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Sorry OCR. There have been a number of CC violations and your so called accidents or acts of poor judgment. I live in the city. I have no need of a gun or opportunity to maintain familiarity. I strongly support the NRA and the right of citizen's to own arms. You think Madison is doing well? On what evidence do you base your opinion? The state is broke and probably will never recover without the feds.
oak creek resident July 18, 2013 at 04:45 PM
@vocal local 1...Name these so called CC violations, each and every one. You "strongly" support the NRA, and the right of citizen's to own arms?. For what purpose? Hunting? Sitting in a gun cabinet? Yet, you have no need for one. Your comments sound very confusing. Hopefully, you will never need to defend yourself "in the city", and be totally helpless because of your disjointed views. Again, put some numbers out there showing the state is "broke". Back up what you are trying to discredit.
vocal local 1 July 19, 2013 at 09:06 AM
US DEBT CLOCK WISCONSIN WI DEBT: 48.7 Million WI REVENUE: 49.5 Mil WI SPENDING: 56.7 Mil Debt per citizen: 8,530 Now do you accept the state is broke OCR? Most of the debt is employee related I'd assume. State employee's over paid and less than competent to work.
oak creek resident July 20, 2013 at 01:13 AM
@vocal local 1...Thanks for the stats!
vocal local 1 July 20, 2013 at 08:06 AM
Your Welcome OCR. Walker is claiming he is balancing the budget but the numbers don't support the claim. Look back at what he did here as county exec. He sent the debt out further, listed potential sale of county assets as revenue disguising his claims of a balanced budget. I wonder what Mr. Honadel has to say about this. Our debt at all levels of government is exponentially rising in direct correlation to employee costs, benefits and unfunded retiree costs. Remember, government is Wisconsin's largest employer.

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