Child hurt after deputy's gun discharges
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Clay County deputy's gun accidentally discharged Thursday, injuring his child.
Deputies said the boy was reaching into the deputy's pants to get a snack while they were at Wendy's at 2530 Blanding Blvd. when he jostled the gun, causing it to discharge.
The child was slightly injured by a fragment that ricocheted off the floor and cut his legs and foot, deputies said.
A Wendy's employee also had minor injuries from the fragments but declined medical treatment.
They said it was the deputy's private handgun, not a service weapon.
There was no affect on his work status, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
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