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you ever seen someone after they've been shot in the head? (no pics, i swear...)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by vinyl junkie, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i was cleaning my room today and i found a picture of a friend of mine...

    about a year and a half ago he stole a car in an attempt to get away from his dad. his dad was fuckin nuts, but i don't wanna get into that... anyways he stole his dad's car and gun and took the fuck off... dad called the cops and then called his wife. his wife was actually kind of sane and said call off the cops! my friend had threatened to kill himself instead of going back to jail, which would have happened if he'd been caught... so, i've never gotten the full story on this part, but either his dad didn't call off the cops )which wouldn't surprise me), or the cops wouldn't drop it...

    eventually the cops found him on the freeway, a few towns down... a high-speed chase followed, and before long, they forced him off the freeway and he ended up trapped on a dead-end street... he got out of the car with the gun held to his head... no one really knows how long they talked, but my friend was asking for them to leave, and then, knowing that wasn't possible for them to call his mom... anyways, they shouted back and forth about this for a while, and then one of the cops shot him in the leg... no one has said why he did this. but it has been established that the (my friend's) gun was never pointed anywhere but his (my friend's) head...almost immediately after being shot my friend shot himself...

    he didn't die immediately, but was instantly a vegetable... he was taken to a hospital and was kept alive long enough to donate his organs... i got a call in class about an hour after all this happened... i walked across campus to pull another friend of mine out of class, who lived with him for a while... we drove to the hospital and talked to and hugged his mom for a while... then we went in to see him. this is the part i will never forget...

    soon after the shot to his head, his whole body began to swell, in particular his face... his lips were the size of a sanford perm. marker and they were splitting. his nose managed to be swollen, and almost dissappearing into his cheeks and lips at the same time. his cheecks looked like they were full of food or sumpin. and, the part that disturbed me the most, was that his eyelids were swollen. his eyelids swelled so much that the outside were stretched tight, and the inside (the part that touches your eye) had started to flip out and were more visible than the outside...

    he was shut down just a few hours later, and there was a funeral later that week...

    for a long time he didn't have a headstone, because his parents were waiting for the city to pay for it (through a wrongful death suit)... they never won it, but they paid for one, and he finally has one now...

    I go to the spot where he's buried every once in a while... i just go up there and smoke a few ciggarettes. i always light one and put it in one of the flowers that are there... there's always flowers...

    about 6 months ago it was his birthday... i spent some time with his mom. i found out that she has been going to his site almost everyday... she still has all the ciggarette butts she found in flowers in a box at home...
  2. -sudz-

    -sudz- Guest

    whoa man, that must have been surreal. i feel for ya.

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    i think im going cry....... naw jp

  4. DEE38

    DEE38 12oz Loyalist

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    : : hugs : :

  5. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

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  6. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

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    wow...thats awful. I am truely and deeply sorry about all this. Its a horrible world we live and horrible things happen with in it. Sometimes I wonder if those things make us stronger or slowly break us down.
  7. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    wow... thanks all...

    i was truly fucked up about this for a while... but since then i've had over a dozen friends and family members die... it's still fucked, and i still get a little screwed up when i think about this, but i learned how to deal... it's definately changed my outlook on life... i'm more careful about how other people feel, but i also take less shit from other people than i used to... i've started standing up for myself a lot more, even if it means getting my ass kicked or whatever... i don't wanna die being the guy who put up with everyone's bullshit and was never really happy...
  8. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    i've had friends die since then... drugs, cars, disease, old age... but this was the first person i really loved that died... this one always stands out, and i found that picture of him today...
  9. !CEBERG

    !CEBERG Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2002 Messages: 444 Likes Received: 0
    vinyl much love and respect due to you i know how that shit is...

    ive lost 9 friends before they hit the age of 20 while i was growin up...

    unfortunatly i cant really get all emotional anymorewhen i first hear the news, i dont know why...

    an just startin out down this road is tough, you start jokin about that shit like "another one? soon im not gonna have any friends left"

    just to relate ill tell you the story of my boy, he was my heart, the kid outta the clique that was gonna be somebody...

    ill keep it short tho...

    my boy growin up was always the nice, kid, got picked on kid, doown to earth gonna grow up to be somebody type... always would make you laugh, never would do you wrong, was one the best, if not the best person ive met in my life...

    yea well him and a few friends went to go swimmin at this lake, where you can either walk around or swim across...

    now me an my boy, well we werent great at swimmin, never had no place to go so i mean we had a mean doggy paddle, but that was about it. well his friends started swimmin across this big lake, an he started to but told him he was gonna walk around, instead of his "boys" or one of his boys going back to walk with him, they left him out there by himself... he drowned and i still dont forgive those fuckin faggots for their lazyness, which is wrong but whatever...

    anyways they found him the next day he had an open casket because when his sister went to identify the body it had been sitting on the bottom of a lake for 24 hours, so they didnt want that to be the last time she saw him...

    yea well when i went to go pay my respects there i was, lookin at this kid i grew up with, who had more potential to do good around here than me or my friends could ever hope to, bloated and along with the other traits that happens when you sit underwater for a day. but the thing that hurt most is i noticed his knuckles were all cut up from dragging on the bottom of the lake and his head had to be wrapped because it spent the day smashing into rocks...

    since then more than enough suicides have been around me, my grandmother tried it 7 times, two of my boys, another one which ive grown up with were both successfull an shit...

    well my point is be glad you found that picture, that way you can remember him the way he would want to have been...

    i dont mean to ramble on but im givin you somethin to relate too cause i know how depressing this shit can get

    keep your head up thats all, cause i know you already will, an if theres one thing ive learned from all this, its the best ones that go first and suicide is selfish
  10. !CEBERG

    !CEBERG Member

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    ignore this, i dont know how to post anymore
  11. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    exactly... it kinda sucks...
  12. !CEBERG

    !CEBERG Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2002 Messages: 444 Likes Received: 0

    aww fuck why not!#@ GROUP HUG#@!$%!$%
  13. ceasroni

    ceasroni Member

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    damm RIP to all these kids..
  14. ODW

    ODW Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 462 Likes Received: 0
    after reading this i consider myself soo lucky to have never had any close friends of mine die. itll be really hard on me when it happens. i dont want to think it. RIP to all your dead close ones.
  15. -MOE LESTER-

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    jesus this is sad....a waste of young potential life...rip to everyone who died here.....i was fortunately to not have any friends die...but quite a few of my friends lost parents...that was pretty sad.....i didnt go to the funeral but there was this one kid in my class whos dad died in freshman year....and one of my friends went to the funeral.....and my friend is one hard mother fucker, doesnt take shit from no one.....but anyways at the funeral the kid's(whos dad died) little brother came up to him with tears in his eyes and asked him where daddy was....my fuckin friend said even that touched him...

    people who have actual lives ahead of them shouldnt be the ones dying...buts it ironic how the ones most deserving of living always die...and people who dont deserve life at all always live