Crime

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Leg While Buying Milk at Lake Highlands Walmart

Update at 8:42 a.m.:The guy with the gun has been identified as 23-year-old Todd Canady.

Original post: It's Monday night and you're out of milk. Mornings just aren't the same without the chocolate milky dregs of your Cocoa Puffs, so a trip to Walmart is in order. Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Springfield .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol? Can't go on a quick trip to the store without that.

You get the milk and wait in line to check out. You hand the cashier the milk then fumble in your pocket for your wallet. You realize, as a loud report rattles your eardrums and a stab of pain shoots through your leg that, silly you, you forgot to put the safety on. The 27-year-old woman and young child who are injured by flying debris realize this too, as does everyone who hears the gunshot echo through the store.

It happened last night at the Walmart at 9301 Forest Lane. The shooter, a man who police have not yet identified but say had a concealed handgun permit, was arrested and charged with evading arrest and injury to a child.

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Eric Nicholson
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