Officials: Man accidentally shoots another while showing handgun he was trying to sell

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NEWBURG — Officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office say a 36-year-old Village of Newburg man accidentally shot a 35-year-old Town of Farmington man, while showing him a handgun that he was trying to sell.

The incident happened inside an apartment building on Main St. in Newburg shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday, January 31st.

Deputies and a detective investigated the scene. The investigation revealed the handgun had not been completely cleared of ammunition, and it had discharged a bullet into the arm of the victim. The round had not penetrated into any other apartments.

The discharge appears to be accidental in nature. However, the Village of Newburg man was believed to be intoxicated at the time, and was taken into custody for intoxicated use of a firearm.

The victim was transported to Froedtert Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and was treated and released.

5 comments

  • Michael Neals

    Hold my beer- buy my gun? Jeepers alcohol and firearms do not mix. Ever. People like this are what give legits a bad name. God protects fools and drunks. But why???

  • 💩 MAYOR MCCHEESE 💩

    GOOD THING HE WASN’T TRYING TO SELL HIM A TROLLEY. HE’D BE SPLATTERED ALL OVER THE WINDSHIELD.

  • AR

    So because some idiot decided to drink and try to sell a gun we should ban guns in America. Well. Guess what….Nimrod. Criminals aren’t going to follows the rules because they do not follow them as it is. People drink and drive then kill people, but we haven’t banned cars in America. People kill people with knives and we have not banned knives so why are guns any different.

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