- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) - A handgun tucked against a Florida man’s hip came loose, fell on the floor and discharged, shooting a round into his right ankle.

Officials from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office say 35-year-old Jason Trigger walked into a Dollar General store north of Tampa on Sunday afternoon with a .25-caliber handgun tucked against his right hip.

In a news release, deputies say Trigger left the firearm on the floor after he was shot and limped toward a vehicle in the parking lot with two other people. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where deputies later met him.

After being treated, Trigger was arrested and charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and carrying a concealed firearm. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.


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