A Florida firefighter mishandled his personal sidearm while riding in a truck, resulting in a negligent discharge that put his fiancée in the hospital.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, 29 year-old Tampa Firefighter Logan D. McClain was reportedly riding shotgun in a truck driven by his fiancée -28-year-old Mareth C. Reum- on Saturday night when he began fumbling with his pistol in the vehicle’s center console.
While reaching for the sidearm, McClain actuated the trigger, resulting in a negligent discharge that sent a bullet of unknown caliber into Reum’s right thigh.
Immediately rendering aid, McClain stabilized his fiancée and placed her in the back seat and began to drive her to the hospital. During his trek, he was stopped by PCSO deputies who were following up on a report of suspicious circumstances.
Reum was transferred to an ambulance unit for the remainder of her trip to the hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
According to WTSP, no foul play is suspected by law enforcement.
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