Virginia Man Shot In Face Coughs Up Bullet In Front of Cops

BulletsThis story reminded me of a similar scene in Katherine Bigelow’s vampire film Near Dark*: After a vamp played by Lance Henriksen is shot in the chest at point blank range, he coughs up the bullet and then places it in the palm of the soon-to-be dead man who shot him. Incidentally, Henriksen is a very nice guy. I interviewed him a couple of years ago and he couldn’t have been more pleasant or more accommodating. Anyway, I doubt the same could be said of these guys…

Chesterfield police say a man was shot in the face and neck by his own brother, Sunday evening. The brother who allegedly fired the gun was taken into custody, but later released. Investigators are looking into whether the situation was an act of self-defense.

The violent shooting off the 7,400 block of Hickory Road happened just before 6 p.m.. It’s still unclear what sparked the argument between the brothers.

Police say a 23-year-old man living in a mobile home, had a severe showdown with his older brother. The visiting brother came to check on his sibling, after alleged prior arguments and word that the younger brother shot off a gun inside the home.

Police say the older brother claims his younger brother flashed a gun. The older brother then shot the younger brother in the face and neck. He told police it was in self-defense.

The older brother called 911 and waited for emergency crews. His wounded brother rushed to the hospital. The man spit up a bullet that passed through his nose.

via Exchange between two Chesterfield brothers ends with one shot – – Richmond, VA News.

*This is a great movie, if you haven’t seen it. It’s a western/horror mash-up, and it’s filmed gorgeously. It seems like Bigelow had enough of Anne Rice’s sophisticated poe-faced vampires and decided to bring them back to their horror roots.

The Cramps are on the soundtrack, and the score was written and performed Tangerine Dream. In addition to Henriksen, it stars Bill Paxton as a horrifically sadistic vampire named Severen, and Jenette Goldstein (Those three have been in several films together, including Aliens and Terminator) Joshua John Miller (child actor who played a similarly super creepy little kid in The River’s Edge). Yes, I have the collector’s edition on DVD, and have seen it a million times. I’m a pretty big horror buff.

7 Comments on "Virginia Man Shot In Face Coughs Up Bullet In Front of Cops"

  1. erte4wt4etrg | May 21, 2014 at 10:30 am |

    awesome, you met Bishop? Near Dark is a great vamp flick

    • Matt Staggs | May 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm |

      Sure did. Audio on the interview BLEW because I wasn’t prepared for the noise in the interview space, and I don’t have the kind of “prosumer” level gear yet that can support a lav mike. A shame, but he was a super guy. My wife went with me. She’s only accompanied me on two other interviews: One with Claudio Sanchez of Coheed & Cambria and the other with Jerry Only of The Misfits. Generally, she’s like me: somewhat immune to the cult of celebrity. It’s still fun to meet people when you’ve enjoyed their work. I usually get more excited (in my subdued “I’m a person, you’re person, let’s talk.”) kind of way about writers and thinkers.

      • erte4wt4etrg | May 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm |

        I would too but its different with movies you grew up with and watched a million times lol

        • Matt Staggs | May 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm |

          No kidding. Don’t get me wrong: I was pretty excited to meet the guy. I’m a huge ALIEN/ALIENS fan, and also loved him on Millennium, Pumpkinhead, etc.

  2. Anarchy Pony | May 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm |


  3. Apathesis | May 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm |

    Reminds me of Carmine Persico.

  4. Matt Staggs | May 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm |

    Yeah! I forgot that he’s an artist. Very interesting guy.

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