Police rule shooting accidental

Published 3:42 pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

A 19-year-old who was killed by a gunshot Tuesday shot himself accidentally, police have determined.

Clanton Police Chief Brian Stilwell said witnesses told investigators that Daquan Marquise Crenshaw thought a .38-caliber handgun had been unloaded when he began jokingly pointing it at his own head and pulling the trigger.

“It appears he unloaded the revolver and thought all the shells came out,” Stilwell said. “The witness states the victim pulled the trigger two or three times playing around, and on the third or fourth pull, the gun went off.

“As with all death investigations here, this will be presented to the grand jury in February 2013. We anticipate no charges from this shooting.”

Stilwell said officials are still awaiting the report from an autopsy that was performed Wednesday.

“Our thoughts go out to the family in this time,” he said. “It was just a tragic accident.”