Today's award goes to a particularly dumb crook in Detroit.
A man was killed at 11 p.m. Monday, when two men were reportedly assaulting a victim near the intersection of St. Mary’s and Elmira on the northwest side. “One of the men was pistol-whipping the victim when his gun went off, and his partner was shot in the neck,” Dolunt said.
There's more at the link.
Pistol-whipping someone with a loaded gun? Now there's a negligent discharge looking for a place to happen . . . and it found one! Fortunately it hit the right guy (from the crime victim's point of view, that is).