LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Geno Clayton (photo above), a 22 year old Navy Seal who accidentally shot himself in the head, is not dead but on life support. Geno Clayton is the son of Clayton Heating & Air Conditioning Co. owner Gene Clayton. Local news claims that Geno Clayton and a woman had been drinking at a bar this week. Thereafter, they headed back to a house in Pacific Beach.
Investigators claim that, once at the home, Geno handled the gun, pointed it at his head to show the women it wasn’t loaded. He then shot himself accidentally.
Clayton went to Boardman High School in 2007. He had just finished basic SEAL course. He was a graduate of the Navy’s Elite Sea, Air and Land Program.
At midnight Friday, WYTV reported that he was on life support. Original news reports erroneously claimed that Clayton had died. By Friday evening, the news station was reporting that he was on life support.
Commodore Collin P. Green, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group released the following news statement: “On behalf of the entire Naval Special Warfare community, we are deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident and extend both our hearts and prayers to our teammate’s family during this very difficult time.”