Another Right-Wing Talker In Trouble

Posted by | May 4, 2009 00:30 | Filed under: Top Stories

Shannon Burke, a conservative Florida radio personality describes his program as a “mixture of outrageous daily, biker attitiude and personality and right-wing style rants.” Now he’s being charged with shooting his wife and dog.

Burke’s version of the story is that he got mad at his dog, grabbed a handgun and threatened to shoot it. When the gun “accidentally” discharged, the bullet went through the dog’s leg and then grazed the side of his wife head.


He’s been charged with two counts – aggravated battery with a weapon and animal cruelty. Bond was set at $10,000 and he was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet monitor.


Most right-wing talkers who get themselves in trouble do so for just shooting off their mouths, not their guns. 

WESH in Orlando has audio of Burke’s 911 call.

In a recording of Burke’s 911 call, he tells the dispatcher he was playing with a gun that he didn’t know was loaded, and it went off. He says the bullet struck the side of his wife’s head. (Hear 911 Call From DJ Shannon Burke)


Catherine Burke was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The dog lost her tail and could lose a leg, doctors said.

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