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Pierce County man who died in accidental shooting is identified

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm with 6 Comments »
June 28, 2012 5:10 pm

A man who died in an accidental shooting Wednesday night while moving several guns has been identified as 41-year-old Charles Abbe.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. at his home in the 6000 block of 176th Street East.

Pierce County sheriff’s Det. Sgt. Jerry Bates said one of the weapons discharged while Abbe was trying to move it.

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  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    RIP, Charles…. ;-(

  2. Gtisupergirl2850 says:

    God must have needed more angels :'( RIP Charles, you’ll be remembered and missed by many.

  3. Although they may have potential as weapons, not all firearms are used as such.I suppose it depends on the reader and how well you knew Charles but some of the wording and lack of details in this short post could easily give one the wrong picture.I’m sorry I’m sure you had little info to work with. Whether you barely knew him,planned on knowing him, or knew him well and want to know more then please see the Friends and Family of Charles Abbe facebook page. R.I.P. my friend

  4. myhayllee says:

    You will truly be missed. If you never knew him I am sorry. He was the most amazing person I have met. The world is a little darker place without you here. R.I.P.

  5. abbegirl1977 says:

    The Abbe family has set up a Contribution Account with Bank of America where all and any can assist with costs arising from this loss.

    Please know that while many have donated money to pay for Charles Abbe’s final needs, his family still needs $1,235.00 in order to have him properly laid to rest. The funeral home is waiting to provide services until the family has this money to pay them.

    You can help here:

    Charles was out of work, and did not have any life insurance to pay for his final expenses. He is survived by his wife, four children, parents, two brothers a sister, and countless friends.

    ANY amount will help. If you would like to donate a dollar, do it. This money will be used for paying for his final expenses, travel expenses for his family, and any left over will be to provide what we can for his wife and children.

    His memorial will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Puyallup on Friday, July 6th at 11:00 am. If you would like to join us, please come and be part of the celebration of his life. EVERYONE is welcome. The church’s information can be found here:

    Please spread this message to let everyone know who might want to be a part of.

    Please let anyone know who would like to join this Facebook group, they are welcome:

  6. Miss you Step Dad

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