Accidental bathroom shooting could lead to charges for gun ownerPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. -- A Phoenix man could face charges after his gun accidentally went off in the bathroom of a Mesa Walmart.
It happened at the store at McKellips and Greenfield roads. Officers were already on the scene for a shoplifting call when the single shot rang out.
According to police, Andrew Seals had gone into a stall and started to sit down when his holster, an old Western style, fell off his belt. Seals' Ruger .357 revolver went off as it hit the floor.
The bullet went through the stall door, hit a wall, ricocheted off a light and landed about 5 feet from a man who was standing at a urinal.
Nobody was hurt.
While the store's managers have not decided if they want to press charges against Seals, the man who was nearly hit is assisting with a possible prosecution.
Seals has not been charged with anything at this point, but he could face one count of endangerment.