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.

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mhs parent

I am a firm believer in the 1st ammendment, and I agree everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I have no respect for those who use the 1st ammendment as an excuse to spread hate and discontent.      The sad sad reality is there is a family who's hearts are broken into a million pieces and will never understand how this could have happened, and  little Ella  loved her Daddy very much she will now grow up and only know the story's people share with her.  Its just a very sad Tragic Accident that has changed this wonderful family forever.  My hope is that people will choose not to spread negativity and dig deep to  find it in their hearts to show respect and compassion to this family.  

 

To the Limberios Family, I love you all very much and will continue to keep you all close in prayer, stay strong in your faith, know that when you are at your weakest our God is there to carry you through.  

turner915

My last comments certainly were from pure emotion, true. I do understand a public forum for expressing thoughts and opinions, and possibly I should have thought with my mind rather than my heart before I had expressed my feelings regarding previous posts. However, in this forum of free speak and indiscriminate thought, I would hope that occasionally some people would take in to consideration if it were them or their family before they would say such horrible things about other humans. I rarely read these opinions, purposely, but I was prompted by another friend on some of the off-handed remarks made regarding individuals attached to this horrifying tragedy. I certainly have no desire to create any further negativity, and I only disappointed myself in doing so.

So to all of you "regulars" on this blog, or whatever you deem your freedom of rant to be considered, carry on. I am confident that the real people see through your CLARITY of being so highly blessed with an "all-knowing" life and your limitless offerings of how life should be. Always remember the two way road. Hopefully, I nor others with compassion will be back here to tell you that freedom of speech does not represent loss of soul!

I love this family and all the friends that are so adversley affected and will forever live an altered life. My heart goes to the people that get it!!

God Bless the Limberios Family! Forever stay strong.

 

gilamonster
Not sure why my comment was removed, it contained no personal attacks.   I said prayers to the family involved.   I also stated that it is not an accident to pick up a gun, point at yourself, and pull the trigger. Its a total lack of common sense and irresponsible no matter how you try to spin. A revolver takes a whole 2 seconds to swing out and make sure it is clear, (even had it been empty still a bad practice to point at yourself.) I do feel bad for all involved but this was 100% preventable, making it more tragic. What if he had shot someone else?   Be it incompetence or lack of judgment. Incidents like this are the reasons you cant buy a new gun without it having 6 safeties on it. Not judging this young man, as I have done plenty of stupid acts myself. Again prayers to the family.
concernedtruth

 I agree gilamonster, I do not believe this was a complete accident, what kind of friends let you pick up a loaded gun and don't make it very clear that it is LOADED and then let you put it to your head and pull the trigger, something is not right with this story. I do completely feel saddened by this and my prayers do go out to all involved especially the family of the young man who died.

Kottage Kat

Too many families crying too many tears, too many broken hearts, this week. My heart breaks for each and every one.      Kat

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and most fools do.
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Homeboy...

 I was shocked this morning to hear the news Jake's tragic death!  Jake worked where I work for a short while and I remember him as a nice, hard-working, and polite high shool student who loved music.  As a teenager, I was surprised by his taste in music and would often tell him of different artists he should hear. Funny... I wonder if he ever did give Lawerence Welk a listen. :)  I always enjoyed running into him at Best Buy, after he left the farm. 

My condolences go out to his family and friends for a life lost much too early.  Tragic... very tragic.

 

erie worker

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MiddleRight

Your comments are unnecessary and extremely judgemental.  While I agree the it is NEVER a good idea to point a gun at anyone/anything you don't intend to kill, the personal attacks are unnecessary. 

You never had sex before you were 19?

You have never drank alcohol in your life?

You don't hang out with your friends on a Friday night?

You've never made a bad decision in your life?

Let he among you who is without fault cast the first stone.

Thoughts and condolences to his family.  This accident is alot to heal from.

LynnGrant

Please do not ASSume to know anything about this young man's life. I do not HIDE behind a fake name and say hurtful ignorant things on here. COULDA SHOULDA WOULDA! This young man is gone, his family and friends are hurting. Yes, hopefully someone can learn from this. Maybe some of you could just be DECENT HUMAN BEINGS and offer a kind word to the family and friends. By the way, I was raised by the BEST mother who was also young when she had me. WE ALL LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE!!

bobaluey

It's my understanding that even when the chamber appears to be empty,  there still may be debris of some sort in  lodged in the barrel.    I'll defer that to someone who knows more about handguns than I do.

That's  what happen to the  actor  whom starry referred to.   And that was a " prop"  gun.   I also believe that was the case with Bruce Lee's son who was also killed in that manner.  

 

 

Perkins2060

The girlfriend is cute!

BM536

For ALL U MORONS who wanna sit around and type DISRESPECTFUL things about A FREAK TRAGEDY that has taken place to A GOOD AND LOVING FAMILY can all go to HE#% ! Its a shame that theres so many HEARTLESS IDIOTS in this world that have nothing better to do than just sit around all day and think of IGNORANT things to post with out knowing any of the facts ! @ the end of the day jake was an EXCELLENT LOVING kid and a VERY GOOD father and boyfriend to his family he will be missed by all who had the oppurtunity to know him ! GOD has called upon him and taken an ANGEL home ! ( and as far as saying his girlfriend is cute grow up and stay AWAY )

Perkins2060

Hawt!!!!!!!

katie122410

I'm so sad for the Limberios family and Kayleigh & Ella. I know he loved them so much. He was such a great person and he is missed so dearly. The people posting these disrespectful comments are ludacris. Anyone that knows them would know how Limbo was, they know his personality and they know how awesome and crazy he was. That was just him. Rest in Peace Limbo. We all love you so much <3

katie122410

I'm so sad for the Limberios family and Kayleigh & Ella. I know he loved them so much. He was such a great person and he is missed so dearly. The people posting these disrespectful comments are ludacris. Anyone that knows them would know how Limbo was, they know his personality and they know how awesome and crazy he was. That was just him. Rest in Peace Limbo. We all love you so much <3

katie122410

I'm so sad for the Limberios family and Kayleigh & Ella. I know he loved them so much. He was such a great person and he is missed so dearly. The people posting these disrespectful comments are ludacris. Anyone that knows them would know how Limbo was, they know his personality and they know how awesome and crazy he was. That was just him. Rest in Peace Limbo. We all love you so much <3

katie122410

I'm so sad for the Limberios family and Kayleigh & Ella. I know he loved them so much. He was such a great person and he is missed so dearly. The people posting these disrespectful comments are ludacris. Anyone that knows them would know how Limbo was, they know his personality and they know how awesome and crazy he was. That was just him. Rest in Peace Limbo. We all love you so much <3

Be_informed

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Be_informed

 who wver removed my last post.....It was NOT a personal attack in any way. It is just a fact. The act of lowering the flags to half staff is and will always be an honor to the fallen WAR HERO. I'm sure others agree.

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