Ex security Guard shoots finger
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Former security guard shoots own finger
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September 01, 2009 8:52 AM
NICEVILLE — When police responded to Twin Cities Medical Center too meet with a gun shot victim, they found the wound was self-inflicted.
A former security guard who said he was used to being around guns was cleaning a 9mm Ruger for his roommate who had just gotten her concealed weapons permit, according to a Niceville Police Department incident report. The man did say it was the first time he had been around a semi-automatic weapon.
According to the man, he was outside with the gun and was having problems with the slide. The report said he couldn't get it to move back and forth. The man said he had the safety on and thought the gun was unloaded, although he knew there was a magazine in the gun.
The man said he his right hand was on the gun and wrapped around the grip and his left hand was on top of the gun attempting to unlock the jammed slide. The report said the man told officers he must have hit the safety or the safety was faulty because the gun went off twice, very rapidly.
The report said the man didn't realize he had shot himself until he saw blood. He picked up his rounds off the ground and put them in his pocket and yelled for his roommate. The man hosed his blood off the porch and his roommate took him to the hospital.
Another example of not knowing what you're doing and carelessness.