Police: Man shoots, kills self while cleaning gun

Credit: Paul Boehlke / KTVB

Paramedics respond to a deadly shooting in Meridian on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Print
Email
|

by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 6:13 PM

Accidental shooting

View larger map

MERIDIAN --  A 63-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself Monday while cleaning a gun, according to the Meridian Police Department.

Police say the man was sitting at a workbench Monday morning in a garage on the 1800 block of Greenfield Avenue when gun discharged hitting him in the chest.

"Things like this happen occasionally, and it just appears that sometimes the weapons aren't unloaded and that's what we believe probably happened in this case; the weapon wasn't unloaded when it was taken out of the case," said Sgt. Mark Taylor, Meridian Police Department.

Police say it's important to always treat a gun as if it's loaded.

The man's name has not been released. Police say he lived at the home with his wife.

 

Print
Email
|