Man accidentally shot while cleaning handgun in Murfreesboro

A 22-year old man accidentally discharged his weapon on Monday, shooting himself in the thigh. Victim Justin Coker was in the process of cleaning his .40-caliber handgun when he racked the slide in order to remove a bullet that was in the chamber. While pulling the slide back his grip slipped causing the round to fire, according to the Murfreesboro Police Incident Report.

The bullet entered the front of the victims’ thigh and exited out the back. The mans’ wife is the one who transported him to the hospital on Monday. Coker was later taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for further treatment.


Murfreesboro Police Department

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