Police say man killed by accident getting out of vehicle as his handgun discharges

Published 8:01 am Sunday, November 24, 2019

Mississippi police say they’re investigating an apparent accidental shooting Friday that left a man dead, killed by his own weapon.

Jackson Police report they were called to a scene in the 300 block of Lindsey Drive where investigators believe a man who was getting out of a vehicle appears to have accidentally discharged his handgun.

The man was struck when the firearm was discharged and died of his injuries at the scene.

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The man’s identity or additional information into the case were not immediately released.