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Old 05-03-2009, 04:26 PM
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911 Call About Shannon Burke, Accused of Shooting Wife

Popular Central Florida radio host Shannon Burke was arrested on Thursday night April 30, 2009 after being accused of shooting his wife and her dog.

According to police documents, Burke returned to his Altamonte Springs home to find that his wife's dog was loose.
Angry, he picked up the dog while holding a .40 caliber gun.

While waving the gun at the dog, the weapon discharged, with the bullet entering the dog's leg and then grazing his wife's head.
The bullet then bounced around the room, according to Burke.

Burke calmly called 911 to report the shooting. He insisted that he did not know the gun was loaded.

According to Kim Cannaday with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the 43-year-old Burke does not have a criminal history in the county and was a licensed gun owner.

At a first appearance in a Seminole Circuit Court on Friday, prosecutors did note that Burke has been serving probation on a reckless driving charge.

"He did not mean to hurt anyone. It's just a tragic accident," Burke's attorney, Richard Hornsby, told.

"There is no excuse," said Lt. James Clark with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. "Whether or not they knew it was unloaded or not, an accident or not, the bottom line is we have an individual in and argument with his wife and has a gun in his hand," Clark added. "He endangered everyone with his carelessness."

Seminole County Judge Jerri L. Collins set bail at $10,000 and ordered that Burke be required to wear a monitoring device upon release.

He had been expected to attend a station-related event on Saturday in Daytona Beach, leading a charity motorcycle ride as part of the annual Miss Monster festival. It is unknown whether or not he will attend.

Burke, host of the Shannon Burke Show , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Real Radio 104.1 FM, has also been a past contributor of content to MyFoxOrlando, offering weekly video commentary between May and October of 2008.

Burke will remain in the Seminole County Jail overnight and could be transported to the Orange County Jail on Saturday for the probation violation.

Burke's wife, Catherine, is still in the hospital. The dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, may lose its leg.

Burke faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty. Arraignment has been set for June 6.


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Old 05-03-2009, 06:18 PM
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Re: Radio Personality Shannon Burke Accused of Shooting Wife, Dog 911 Call

Oh..I thought the dog called 911. The title mislead me lols :(

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wow what a fuckin liar

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Re: Radio Personality Shannon Burke Accused of Shooting Wife, Dog 911 Call

What went wrong with radio personality Shannon Burke?

Shannon Burke, former Real Radio personality, is accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty.

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when Shannon Burke's life changed.

Maybe when he agreed to switch from a liberal Texas talk-show host to a conservative Central Florida mouthpiece.

Maybe when he changed to a more-aggressive style for a new role on an Orlando FM station. Or maybe it was, as a former girlfriend and ex-wife suggest, when he started drinking too much.

Regardless, the man Real Radio listeners adore as a gun-touting, bikes-and-babes-loving radio personality is now living through a dark turn. Ratings have taken a back seat to freedom.

Burke, 43, sits behind bars in the Seminole County Jail, held without bail, accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty in an April 30 shooting that injured his wife and her dog.

That arrest alerted Orange County officials, who charged him with violating probation on an earlier alcohol-related reckless-driving charge. He's scheduled for arraignments in Seminole County on June 2 and June 9 and has a hearing June 15 on the violation-of-probation charge in Orange County.

He also will have a bond hearing Wednesday morning in Seminole County.

"The Shannon you see now isn't the guy I would laugh and talk with. The man became Michael Vick and Robert Blake all rolled into one tragic event," said Jeff Duncan, better known as Doc of the "Doc and Grace Show" on K92 FM.

Duncan and Burke are friends and former co-workers. They worked in the same Maitland office complex for different Clear Channel Communications stations, and Duncan had a front-row seat when Burke's career took off. Burke was a free-wheeling, left-wing talk-show host in Austin, Texas, when Clear Channel brought him to Orlando in 2001. Three years later, after Burke cultivated a local following as a staunchly conservative — though not highly rated — host on 540 AM, the company promoted him. Burke moved down the hall to Real Radio 104.1 FM, a popular blue-collar show that did well in the ratings.

Duncan said Clear Channel encouraged Burke to develop a "bad guy" image.

And Burke dove into the role, adding tattoos to his body and riding his motorcycle around town.

That move, ultimately, carried long-term consequences, Duncan said.

"They [managers at Clear Channel] enabled it by making excuses, and sending him to bar gigs, knowing he would drink, even if he knew he shouldn't have," Duncan said.

Apparently this bozo is still on the air in Orlando....

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Re: Radio Personality Shannon Burke Accused of Shooting Wife, Dog 911 Call

nut job...

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