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Gunshot wound that killed Castalia man was accidental, friends say

Annie Zelm • Feb 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

A 19-year-old Castalia father is dead after what may have been an accidental shooting, according to Sandusky County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies arrived at 110 Sandusky County road 294 at about 9:45 p.m. Friday and discovered Jacob Limberios had shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum revolver while at least three of his friends were watching.

His friends told deputies they didn't think he realized the weapon was still loaded when he pulled the trigger, according to the report.

"Everybody there was extremely shocked about what occurred," Sandusky County Sheriff's Capt. Michael Meggitt said. "He wasn't distraught. There's not one person there that thought he did that intentionally."

Deputies seized the gun and a single shell casing as evidence, along with two pocket knives, a pair of brass knuckles and a prescription bottle Limberios had been carrying in his pockets.

Limberios had attended EHOVE and had a young daughter, according to his Facebook page. He appeared to be comfortable using weapons and had recently posted a video of himself shooting the .357 revolver.

Read more in Sunday's Register.

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