The 25 Worst Things to Happen in Florida in 2012

"Only Shot a N****r"

City: Port St. Joe, FL
Date: July 2012

59-year-old Walton Henry Butler was arrested in July after shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant in the head with a .22 caliber rifle. If you ask Butler, as police did, it isn't a big deal because "he only shot a nigger."

Grant confronted Butler, who had been accused of using racial slurs against children in his apartment complex, when Butler shot him in the head before calmly returning to his apartment to finish his dinner. He was at least kind enough to call 911, but when authorities showed up at his door, he acted like they were bothering him because he had simply "shot a nigger."

Grant was expected to survive, but passed away as a result of his injuries. Butler was charged with attempted murder and a hate crime.

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