Gunshot wound that killed Castalia man was accidental, friends say

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.
Annie Zelm
Mar 3, 2012

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.







No one who is "comfortable" with weapons would ever point one at himself, even if he believed it to be unloaded. Firearms Safety 101: Never point a loaded gun at anything you don't intend to kill. Corrollary: Every gun is ALWAYS loaded.

This is apparently a tragic accident. Unfortunately, it's yet another one of those tragedies that is utterly pointless and completely preventable. Guys (and gals), it's NOT funny, it's NOT cute, it's NOT manly, it's NOT a party trick to pretend to shoot yourself. It can, however, turn out to be something that nobody (except you, of course, because you're DEAD) will ever be able to forget.

Sympathies go out to his little girl who will never know her daddy as well as she should have. I also feel terrible for the people who it appears witnessed this awful thing. My best wishes for your healing, too...

The Answer Person

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@ The Answer Person....what's stupid and senseless is the comment you made. Sheesh.


Very sad.

Just because you have the right to own a gun doesn't mean it's a good idea to do so.

If gun owners-to-be are honest with themselves, in many cases they'd realize that they're motivated by fear as much as anything. If they knew that domestic weapons are far more likely to cause unintended harm than to ever actually be used for defense, perhaps more would decide against it.






 To The Answer Person,


Jake was a great kid and its sad that your are making assumptions of him based off of a less than scholastic newspaper. He was a great father and raised a beautiful little girl. He may have been a young father but his little girl was his life. Please prayer for his daughter and girlfriend.


 @reallythepepole pepole do that onhere all the time i think ive seen some of your comments before  it doesnt change because  now you know the person


 was the gun registerd  what was he doin with a gun brass knuckles and knife and pill bottles


Praying God's mercy on this family who has suffered such a great loss. I know many good fathers who are 19 and some even younger. What a beautiful family.

Local Reader

Thank you @ReallyPeople... Young or not Jake was an AMAZING father to that little girl. A person's age has no reflection on their parenting. My mother was a high school parent as well... She was phenominal and has raised me to be a compassionate, intelligent, functioning member of society.

@The Answer Person... Shame on you.

My heart just breaks for Jake's family. He will forever live on through his gorgeous daughter. I know everyone will make sure little Ella knows just how amazing of a person her daddy was.

Those of you on here who just want to spread your negativity I have one word for you-- Disrespectful!

My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragedy!!


 R.I.P. Limbo




It doesn't matter if I know him or not. It is still not right to make assumptions about people that you dont know. Why do you trust everything the media portrays negatiely?


 @reallythepepole i really dont but i see pepoleon here making assuptions all the time about pepole they dont know  outt senseless hate


People are imperfect and people need to realize that. Ohio has been through a tragic week of unfortunate events and everyone needs to be there for one another. 

Kottage Kat

Sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of this young man.   Kat


Local Reader: I couldn't have said it better myself.  He was a great father to his daughter and would do anything for her.  Age doesn't make a difference; I was born to a teenage mother and I like to think that I came out just fine.


The Answer Person: Thank God your ignorant post was removed.  Keep your comments to yourself.  You should be ashamed.  It's sad that people even have to read such a thing during times like these.


My heart goes out to Mike, Shannon and the rest of Jake's family.  I have known this family for many years.  May God give you strength during this time of tragedy.   

Seen it All

Such a sad tragic story.  My heart just breaks for his friends and family.  May he rest in peace and may they find comfort in this most difficult time.


So sorry to hear this sad sad news.  My thoughts and payers to the family.


How horrible,  so very sad   :'(

My thoughts and prayers to all involed in this tragedy


Yes, there certainly have been way too many tragedies this past week in our surrounding area.  This is the second young man from Sandusky County that has died from a gunshot wound and then there have been all those terrible traffic deaths.  Let's all give thanks we're still here and pray for those going through difficult circumstances.

grannie G

@ SamAdams perfect comment you are so right.No need very any more comments.You said it all


The Answer Person... One word: KARMA. 

Prayers to the entire family and his friends.. especially to Kayleigh and Ella. I pray God will get all of you through these next few months of grieving and I hope you'll see him through Ella everyday. 

Such a terrible accident.



He was from Erie County (Castalia).


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Sue Meredith


Since the Sandusky County sheriff's dept. responded, I would say this happened in Sandusky County. If the incident happened in Erie County the Erie County Sheriff's dept would have responded.

This is so sad. Reminds me why I hate guns.


Nothing can make this tragedy any less than it is. My heartfelt condolences to the family.


 Not able to read The Answer Person, but I will take everyone else's word for it.  Kiss the **** off!  That is so disrespectful.  Having attended Margaretta and relatives that lived on that street, I can say that his family is a good family.  This will be a horrible loss.


Every one needs to remember that unless you, yourself, just unloaded a gun, then it should be thought of as loaded.  Terrible tragedy.  I pray for the family.  

mhs parent

 I would hope everyone leaving messages here remembers a couple of things.   This young man has a family who is beside themselves with greif.  Those who feel the need to make mean hurtful comments think about it how you would feel if this was your Son, Brother, Significant other, Father, Grandson, Friend, ect ect....  This was a very tragic accident that took the life of  a wonderful young man.  I know this family on a very personal level, and they do not need more    I see that most the comments are kind words to the family that is what is needed.  I am glad i didn't see the ones that were removed, really hoping that eveyone else thinks before they speak.  

Seen it All

@getaclue.. sorry, no disrepect, but EVERY gun needs to be treated as a LOADED gun.


Prayers go out to the family


Very Sad!

To own a .357 don't you have to be 21?

I belive there is alot more to meet the eye in this story.