September 9, 2014 1:00 pm -

Authorities say the 2-year-old son of a Florida sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired his father’s personal handgun inside a fast food restaurant with bullet fragments hitting the boy’s foot, the child’s grandfather and two female customers.

According to The Florida Times-Union Sgt. Matthew Magish was carrying his personal .380-caliber Kel-Tec semiautomatic pistol inside the right front pocket of his pants, when it went off, while they were standing in line for food at Wendy’s in Middleburg on Sept. 4th.


[su_center_ad]Magish said his son “stuck his hand into his pocket looking for a snack and that the firearm had discharged,” according to the incident report.

Neither the boy nor the adults required medical treatment, according to the report. The boy’s grandfather, Rodney Hutchings, suffered minor cuts to his right front shin area and left ankle.

The two female customers told police they were standing in line just ahead of Magish and his family when they hear a loud noise. One of the women said she felt something hit her left ankle and right thigh area.

According to the other female victim,  she felt something hit her right ankle and upper left arm.

When the women turned around after hearing the shot, they saw the boy had an injury to his foot, and his father had a hole in his pants pocket.

There is no news on whether the pants survived the shooting.

Spokeswoman Mary Justino says Sgt. Matthew Magish has been with the agency since 2001. She says Magish remains on duty.  Police say the investigation is ongoing.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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11 responses to 2-Year-old Son Of Florida Cop Accidentally Fires Dad’s Gun In Wendy’s

  1. Abby Normal September 9th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    So Mister Magish puts a full magazine into his semi-automatic pistol, chambers a round, leaves the safety off and drops it into his pants pocket.

    Good thinking, Mister Magish, good thinking. What could possibly go wrong?

    • M D Reese September 9th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Yup–the well-dressed father of a two year old should always keep a loaded gun within reach of the child…

      • Cosmic_Surfer September 9th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        And close to his child makers.. Maybe he’s trying for permanent birth control

        • M D Reese September 9th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

          Now see–this is why we need comprehensive sex ed in schools. There are so many better ways to do that that don’t threaten to harm others.

    • mea_mark September 9th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      And Mister Magoo is still on duty. I think he is in need of some retraining before returning.

      • whatthe46 September 9th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        if he needs retraining, this is exactly why open carry is a dumb idea. and i bet you after the law suits, wendy’s will post a sign no guns allowed.

        • juicyfruityyy September 9th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

          If I were the customer. I would have the fragment areas checked; just in case. i would also be writing a legal letter to Wendy’s. But i would only consider a lawsuit; if Wendy’s don’t properly address the situation.

    • Guy Lauten September 9th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Methinks Mr. Magish just committed gross negligence. As a peace officer he has a right to carry the weapon 24/7, but the chambering of the round and the safety being off are big no-nos. If I had been in that line, I would be speaking to my attorney today.

  2. juicyfruityyy September 9th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’m trying to figure out, why didn’t he grabbed the child’s hand. Before it entered the pocket? He allowed the child to fondle in his pocket with the gun? Cop or not. They have a sick obsession with guns.

  3. edmeyer_able September 9th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I’m not a fan of frivolous lawsuits but I hope they receive a nice settlement.

  4. Tori Skidori September 9th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    “Magish said his son “stuck his hand into his pocket looking for a snack and that the firearm had discharged,” according to the incident report.”

    That’s the kind of purposeful phrasing that drives me nuts. If guns don’t kill people – people kill people, then why is it that so often in stories like this we read that “the firearm had discharged” as though it had a mind of it’s own beyond the control of the gun owner?