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Trooper accidentally shoots himself leaving the gym

Texas Department of Public Safety
POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:18pm

The off duty trooper who accidentally shot himself yesterday has been identified as Felipe Garcia.

The 6 year veteran is said to have finished working out at the Fantastic Tans and Fitness Center in Madisonville and opened the door of his truck when his off duty .22 caliber pistol fell out of the vehicle. Upon hitting the ground, it discharged hitting him in the stomach.

Garcia was rushed to a Bryan hospital where he underwent surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.



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