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Man Fatally Shoots Son-In-Law Who Flew To Florida To Surprise Him | NBC Nightly News



Christopher Bergan had flown to Florida from Norway to surprise his father-in-law Richard Dennis for his 61st birthday. He pounded on the back door at night then jumped out of the bushes, and Dennis shot him before realizing who it was. Police determined the shooting was an accident.
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31 comments

  1. This guy must have just finished watching the purge and was scared out of his mind.

  2. A shoot first mindset is the leading cause to mental illness!!! It shows that a person has the inability to think, process quickly. In the military, assessing the situation quickly before pulling the trigger is mandatory! If a person is going to possess a weapon, rigorous training must been met! If you do not have an eye of assessment, then a taser should be issued vs a gun! This is a first step to change gun laws!

  3. 😢 …a frightened man with a finger on the trigger is a very dangerous & tragic matter – keep your finger off the trigger & point the gun away from harming, be certain of your target …sad …

  4. Jesus can't even surprise anyone anymore. Armed to the teeth and killing your own family….welcome to America folks. To say it was an accident is a bit of a stretch…..it was intentional just not the person they thought it was.

  5. As if it weren't bad enough that he thought it would be fun to surprise an American this way, he actually did this "close to mid-night". Did he run his idea by his wife I wonder? There is something really sad and yet very comical about this.

  6. Dette er utrolig trist. Kondolerer. ❤
    Hvor i Norge var han fra? 🇳🇴

  7. Norwegian naivety and optimism meets American stand your ground laws.

  8. Or he could have just called 911? Why bring the gun out? He is just a cold blooded murderer. The U.S should stop making weapons legal it's so cowardly. The U.S only wants you to fear them they have done this since decades they even tried to trick all the nations into not using nuclear weapons so they be the only one that could. Wake up people!

  9. Americans are paranoid idiots. The world hates you

  10. if it was done by white people, then it was an accident…

  11. Giving guns to people who jump the gun in pulling the trigger without giving their brains a shot in the dark to think first before shooting.

  12. More "thoughts and prayers" right?

  13. Being from Norway, doubt the poor man realized that here in the U.S.N.R.A, guns outnumber people. And that there's far too many of us with an itchy trigger finger.

  14. Stupid foreigners, you can't surprise an American like that, you know they are armed.

  15. hope they put the father on suicide watch . so sad

  16. And the woman in Texas was found guilty of murder with a 10 year sentence.

  17. In Norway, that type of surprise is normal and safe, but here in gun-crazy America it ends in a tragedy.

  18. We need more guns, that would have stopped this from happening lol

  19. More guns in the hands of untrained citizens will stop this. God bless the NRA

  20. How about just knocking on the front door? Don’t pretend to be a home invader and you’ll live longer.

  21. "We don't typically see these kinds of events unfold" Florida police officer lol

  22. Surprise ! Yeah here's your suprise ! 🔫.

  23. This is why the rest of the world doesn't have or need guns, we just call the Police.

  24. I guess Norwegians are not aware of how armed and scared most Americans are. A sad story that could be prevented. Don't surprise anybody entering from the back door.

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