A Washington man is recovering from a gunshot wound he sustained Wednesday night at his residence, police said.
Police identified the victim as Andrew Broder, 21, who was struck in both feet by a bullet that was fired inside his home.
Police Chief Ken Hahn said Broder and two other men were sitting in the home’s living room when the accident occurred.
Hahn said another man, Lucus Coulter, 21, Washington, was sitting on the couch next to Broder and had a handgun in his lap. Coulter told police when he picked up the gun he accidentally pulled the trigger, firing the weapon.
Hahn said Coulter admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana prior to the accident.
The victim said the shooting was accidental and told police he did not want to prosecute, according to Hahn.
Maybe this is a new beginning. When gun nuts admit they pulled the trigger instead of blaming the gun, they get a pass.
The comforting thing is that so few gun owners smoke pot and drink while handling their guns.