Weapons Instructor Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Accidental Shooting

DOLAN SPRINGS, ARIZ.—The weapons instructor that was accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year old girl at a shooting range on Monday has succumbed to his injuries. The Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las Vegas has identified the victim as Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City. He had been airlifted to a Nevada hospital shortly after the accidental shooting at a shooting range in Dolan Springs. The girl had been visiting the shooting range with her parents. Vacca was pronounced dead later that same evening while at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile back in Arizona, detectives with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office believe the accident was took place while the instructor was preparing to show the young girl how to shoot a fully automatic Uzi. A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said, Vacca was standing next to the girl and instructing her on how to use the weapon when she reportedly pulled the trigger on the Uzi. The recoil sent the gun over her head, shooting the instructor in the head.
The sheriff’s office is continuing their investigation.

Librarian Arrested at Sunrise Elementary School

BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZ.—An elementary school librarian has been arrested on charges he has been sexually molesting three young boys that had been adopted by his parents for several years. Michael Gregory Oakleaf, 43, was taken into custody at Sunrise Elementary School Thursday afternoon, where he worked as the school’s librarian. Police detectives purposely waited until after all school children had left for the day before making the arrest.
Although the arrest took place at the school, police are certain none of the criminal acts took place on the school campus. Instead, detectives believe the crimes were committed at the house Oakleaf shares with the victims and his parents in the 1400 block of Summit Cir.
The Arizona Department of Child Safety notified local authorities after receiving information on their anonymous tip hotline that Oakleaf was abusing his younger, adopted brothers, which range in age from 11-13. The abuse had reportedly been going on over the course of several years.
Police are not sure if there are other victims so they are asking anyone with additional information about Michael Oakleaf to call them. They’re being encouraged to contact Det. Charlie English at (928)763-9200, extension 203.