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Unbelievable moment man casually tells cops he shot his friend dead

Unbelievable moment man casually tells cops he shot his friend dead

He approached the officers and told them he had fatally shot his friend

A man has been arrested in Ohio after he calmly walked over to a couple of police officers and told them he had shot and killed his friend.

Body cam footage shows the moment Brian E Mason, 58, approached Miamisburg cops and confessed to accidentally shooting his friend Michelle L Elliot, 57. You can see the footage here:

Mason told officers he had been showing her how to use a .40-calibre gun on March 26, when it went off, fatally wounding her.

In the clip he can be heard saying: “I’m here to turn myself in.”

He then explains: “I had an accident last night. I was showing an old friend of mine how to use this gun that she was needing, that she asked for, and it went off and shot her in the chest. And I’ve been running around scared all day.”

When asked if his friend required medical assistance, Mason told the cops that she was dead.

“She collapsed instantly, and I got scared,” he said. “I got frightened and ran out.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office

“I wouldn’t be here voluntarily, but I’ve been so scared since it happened.”

A welfare check was then carried out at a home in North Montgomery County Line, where Elliot was found at home, lying in a pool of blood, with a suspected gunshot wound.

The officers told Law and Crime: “Upon deputies’ arrival they received no response.

“Looking through a window, blood was observed in the residence. Forced entry was then made at which time an adult female was found deceased in the residence suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.”

Mason was arrested and has since been charged with murder and a $1 million bail was set.

Brian E Mason has been charged with murder.
Miami County Jail

Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said: “We rarely have any calls up there. When we do, there’s nothing. We have no call history of any violence or anything at that address, just some minor nuisance-type calls. There’s no history of violence or anything like that.”

He added: “We rarely have homicides in this county. The few we do, usually, they’re just really unusual circumstances. And this seems to be more of those cases.”

Officers are still investigating Elliot’s death and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

“The investigation is on-going,” the deputies said. “Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Miami County Sheriff’s Office detective section at 937-440-3965. Anonymous tips can be left on the sheriff’s office website,”

Featured Image Credit: Miami County Sheriff’s Office

Topics: Crime, US News, True crime