Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Accidental Shooting Investigated

On 7-7-12 Levy County deputies responded to 8350 NE 61 Place Bronson, Fl to a reported shooting. When deputies arrived they located and spoke to Robert Bishop 10-13-49 who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of his right calf. Bishop reported to deputies that he had been at his friend, Johnny Pettry's, home and had been practicing his "Quick Draw" with his single action western style .357 revolver. After taking several shots, he cocked the hammer and was drawing the weapon from the holster when he prematurely pulled the trigger. A single round struck the back of his right calf and stopped short of exiting near his ankle. Bishop was transported to Shands at UF by Levy EMS for treatment of his wounds.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111