2-Year-old Son Of Florida Cop Accidentally Fires Dad’s Gun In Wendy’s
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]