Saturday, May 3, 2014
Virginia Lawful Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots Someone and Gets Himself Arrested
Jeremy Reid, 28, of Fulks Run
Local news reports
A Fulks Run man faces charges after an accidental shooting in the town Thursday morning.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accidental shooting. Jeremy Reid, 28, was cleaning a rifle and pointing it at a glass door, and in doing so he pulled the trigger and the weapon fired.
Law enforcement says the round traveled through the glass door and hit Gene Bare, 56, of Fulks Run, who was standing outside a storage unit approximately 80 yards away. The round was a 7.62 X 37 SKS rifle round that hit Bare in the upper right arm, and went through the arm and lodged in his chest cavity.
Bare was transported by ambulance to J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, and then was flown to U. Va. Medical Center in a medical helicopter. He is in critical condition at this time.
Reid faces two charges: a felony charge for shooting from an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge for reckless handling of a firearm.