Radio host reports to jail to begin sentence

Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 8:26 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 8:26 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A central Florida radio host accused of shooting his wife while aiming at her dog has reported to the Seminole County jail.

After kissing his wife goodbye Thursday afternoon, 44-year-old Shannon Burke surrendered to jail guards. Burke was sentenced in November to six months after pleading guilty to animal cruelty and firing a gun in a building.

Authorities say Burke was at his Altamonte Springs home in April when he fired a shot that went through the dog's leg and then grazed his wife. Burke told deputies that he was angry with the animal and began waiving around the gun, which he thought was unloaded.

Burke had hosted a call-in show for Real Radio 104.1 FM but was fired immediately after the shooting.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

Comments are currently unavailable on this article

▲ Return to Top