According to an arrest affidavit, 30-year-old Kyle Griffith had a gun in his waistband without a holster when he bent over to pick up the case of soda. While he was bending over, police say the firearm “suddenly discharged.” Griffith suffered an injury to his upper right thigh, the affidavit says.
Officers wrote in the affidavit that Griffith couldn’t provide them with a concealed carry permit. Authorities were later able to confirm he did not have a permit, despite him claiming to have one in Virginia, according to police.
Griffith was arrested and charged with felony carrying a concealed firearm. According to the affidavit, and jail records out of Pinellas County, Griffith was previously arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm in March.
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DATELINE DESOTO Texas: – Police said the gun’s discharge appeared to be accidental and that the person who was shot was “slightly injured.” That person was taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to police, the man whose gun went off left the store before officers arrived, but he was later identified by authorities.
Police said his gun was concealed and he did not have a license to carry a handgun, and that charges may be filed. They did not release his name.