Port St. Joe in FLORIDA’S
Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
According to a charging affidavit obtained by The Star, Butler had referred to Pamela Rogers’ child and other children at his apartment complex with racial slurs.
Gant was shot between the eyes when he went to Butler’s apartment to confront him over the remarks, the documents said. Butler allegedly closed his sliding glass door and left Gant bleeding on ground outside.
The suspect contacted 911 and had finished his dinner before Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived.
Authorities in Port St. Joe, Florida say [Butler] felt inconvenienced by his arrest because he had “only shot a n*gger.”
What’s on the menu after you shoot a dude in post-racial America?
Fortunately, Gant is alive. Butler has been charged(!) with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement. He’s looking at prison, where he might want to diversify his vocabulary.