An accidental shooting Tuesday evening lead to a Deleware County man's arrest. Police say 21-year-old Rusti James of Colcord reported that he and his girlfriend picked up a hitch hiker, were robbed and shot by the man before he fled on foot. Deleware County deputies later found out he was actually accidentally shot by his friend, 20-year-old John Gardner while driving along Highway 412. Captain Gayle Wells tells News Talk KZRG how it happened.
"They were playing with a handgun, which went off while Gardner was twirling it on his finger like a cowboy."
Gardner was arrested and charged with a felony of being in possession of a fire arm while on probation. James was treated and released from the hospital. The investigation is still ongoing.