Man arrested for shooting friend in the head www.privateofficer.com
Alcohol, football and a handgun apparently do not mix any better than drinking and driving.
The trio put Greeley resident Timothy Pollard, 37, behind bars under a $100,000 bond on Sunday, facing felony charges of attempted manslaughter and second-degree assault after his friend was shot in the head at his home.
Pollard, who is due to be officially charged Wednesday, told police pointing the gun at his friend was “just stupidity.”
According to a Greeley police arrest affidavit, Pollard, who lived at 298 30th Ave., had been drinking with his friend, Robert Knorr, on Sunday at a bar. The two apparently went to Pollard’s house to watch football and check their fantasy football results.
Knorr told police the last thing he remembered was sitting at a computer before being shot in the head. The bullet entered the back of his skull on the left side and exited just below the lip on the right side of his face. He was taken to a Denver hospital.
Pollard, who admitted to police he had about six beers and a couple of shots of alcohol at the bar and another beer when he got home, had taken a handgun and pointed it at his friend. Pollard told police he thought the safety was on as he pulled the trigger once and it just clicked. So he pulled the trigger again, shooting Knorr.
After the shooting, he told police he called 911 immediately and did as he was instructed, putting the handgun on the front porch.
He told police he thought the gun always had the safety on, and he could not be sure if he himself had taken the safety off.
He faces attempted manslaughter and second-degree assault, both felonies that could land him in prison for roughly six years and prohibited use of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
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