WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. – A Florida man died of his gunshot wound almost 60 years after he was hit by the bullet.
John Henry Barrett, 77, a longtime pastor and influential member in his community, passed away from an injury that occurred when he was 19. A playful fight with his friend left Barrett shot in the neck partially paralyzing him and causing him to walk with a cane for the remainder of his life.
According to the medical examiner, Barrett died of an infection and complications related to the gunshot wound, ruling his death a homicide.
The person responsible for shooting Barrett was already convicted and served time in prison.