Walter Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriffs deputies after shooting Everett Gant, who is black. Gant was shot in the face after he confronted Butler about using racial slurs to address children living in the apartment complex where the two men reside.
Deputies said Butler admitted to shooting the victim, and even called 911 himself to report it, after which he reportedly went back to cooking his dinner. According to reports, officers on the scene said Butler seemed annoyed by the arrest and told officers, “I only shot a ni—r.Florida, I already know that many of you don't feel shame, I just hope most of you are at least not too proud right now.
By the way, Mr. Gant is expected to live, thankfully -- to this point Mr. Butler has not claimed he was standing his ground.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]