Bellingham Musician Shot and Killed During ‘Horseplay’ With Friend

Our condolences to the friends and family of Aaron Bornemann. He was kid who loved to dance and always made a positive impact on our patrons and staff. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Wild Buffalo on Friday, April 3, 2015

The above post is from the Wild Buffalo Facebook page. Extremely sad news out of Bellingham, Aaron Bornemann, who appeared often with EDM/DJ/Producer Fear & Loathing, was shot in the head and killed Thursday night. Fear & Loathing is a project created by Trevor Weidenbacher, who considered Bornemann the second member in the act.

Fear & Loathing was scheduled to perform at Filth Fest today in Bellingham.

Police arrested a Bellingham man early Friday, April 3, after admitting to police he pointed a gun at a friend’s head while “horsing around” and pulled the trigger, killing him.

Masen Jon Potter, 21, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in Whatcom County Superior Court after he admitted to police that he shot and killed his friend, Aaron R. Bornemann, with a gun he thought was unloaded at the time, said Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht.

Bornemann, 23, was not only a popular musician in the Bellingham area but also was the son of Bellingham City Council member Terry Bornemann.

Potter couldn’t hold back tears as prosecutor Dave McEachran read a probable cause statement at Potter’s first appearance in court Friday afternoon.

Potter, Aaron Bornemann and at least one other person had been “horsing around” with a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun Thursday night, April 2, at a rental home Potter lived in at 1241 Grant St., Vander Yacht said.

For more on this story in the Bellingham Herald, click HERE

Fear & Loathing is a project created by Trevor Weidenbacher, a EDM DJ/Producer from Bellingham, WA. Fear & Loathing combines a wide spectrum of musical cultures for high-energy, bass-heavy, and vibrant performances incorporating a variety of songs that are a lot of times either produced, mashed up or edited by him. Trevor plays all his sets along side hype man Aa-Fro (Aaron Bornemann).

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