Jasper Man Accidentally Fires Gun in Wal-Mart

Published 06/15 2014 08:54PM

Updated 06/15 2014 09:03PM

A man is charged with criminal recklessness after his handgun accidentally discharged inside of a Wal-Mart.

The accident happened at the Wal-Mart on Newton Street in Jasper.

The man was in the check out area when he reached into his pocket to grab something, but instead, accidentally fired a single shot from his handgun.

The bullet went through his pant leg - hitting the concrete floor, then a wall.
The man suffered minor burns to his leg and refused treatment.
No one else was injured.

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