Walton Henry Butler (pictured), a 59-year-old White man from Port St. Joe, Fla., has been charged with the attempted murder of a Black man after shooting him in the face during an altercation, WJHG-TV reports. Butler has also been charged with a hate crime in connection to the shooting.
SEE ALSO: Gabrielle Douglas Gets Twitter Hate Over Hair
Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook!
The incident took place on Monday night at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Port St. Joe. Cops say that Bulter used racial slurs towards children in the complex and the victim, 32-year-old Everett Gant, knocked on his door to talk to him about it. Butler reportedly opened the door and shot Gant in the face with a 22. caliber shotgun. After the shooting, he allegedly closed the door, called 911 and finished cooking dinner.
SEE ALSO: Happy Birthday James Baldwin!
According to WMBB-TV, Butler made a 911 call claiming the shooting was in self-defense:
“This man came in and threatened to kill me and I just shot him. I need ya’ll to come and pick him up…. He’s moving out there, he’s on my back patio.”
Fortunately, Gant survived the shooting and is listed in “guarded condition.”
Here are more details from WJHG-TV:
When Sheriff Nugent arrived Butler told him he did not understand the problem and acted as if he was being inconvenienced. “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,” said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent.
The Broward Palm Beach New Times uploaded a probable-cause affidavit that describes the phraseology of the racial slur Butler allegedly used during Sheriff Nugent’s investigation into the shooting. Not only did Butler seem “inconvenienced” by Nugent, as written in the affidavit, he “did not understand the problem. He had only shot a n*gger.”
SEE ALSO: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gabrielle Douglas
In a phone interview with WJHG-TV, Nugent confirms that Butler used a racial slur and admitted to shooting Gant during police questioning.
He is being held without bond and state prosecutors are expected to formally file charges against him in five days.
Today’s Freedom Fighters
Anti-DEI Bill Would 'Prohibit' Black Fraternities And Sororities In Florida, Lawmaker Worries
'The Caucasity': Desmond Howard's Airplane Video Shows White Privilege Backfiring Spectacularly
'Get Out Of The Country': Video Shows Black Man Kicked Out Of School CRT Meeting As 'Racist Woman' Stays
NAACP Opposes Cash Reparations To Descendants Of Enslaved People In San Francisco
Graphic Videos Showing Tekashi 6ix9ine Being Brutally Beaten In Florida Gym Go Viral
Toxic Soul: 10 R&B Songs That Gave A Voice To The Cheaters
University Of Kentucky 'Karen' Pleads Not Guilty To Racist Attack On Black Student Despite Video Evidence