PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Officials in Panama City say a new father is dead after a neighbor accidentally fired a gun into the family's home during a gathering to celebrate an infant's homecoming.
Reports say that 33-year-old Steven Justin Ayers died Tuesday night after the stray bullet struck his head.
According to arrest reports, Ayers' neighbor was on his porch and picked up a loaded 9mm pistol. The neighbor told authorities that he accidently discharged the pistol. Charles Edward Shisler was arrested and charged with manslaughter and with being felon in possession of a firearm. He had a previous felony conviction for carrying a concealed firearm.
Ayers was a musician who played venues throughout the Panhandle. He also taught guitar lessons.