Man Shot While Friend Plays with Gun

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.

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People : Gayle WellsJohn GardnerRusti James
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