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When Newberry reached for the gun, he inadvertently grabbed it by the trigger, causing it to fire a .410 slug through his right thigh and into his left leg.
Newberry, though in serious pain, was able to call 911 on his cell phone. His trouble was a long way from over, however, as a quick police search of his car turned up marijuana, drug paraphernalia and several false or stolen identification documents.
Almost as bad, the severity of his injuries required first-responders to dispatch a LifeFlight helicopter to transport Newberry to Vanderbilt University Hospital in nearby Nashville. He’ll be facing numerous criminal charges, as well as one over-sized ambulance bill, upon his release from the hospital.
[MSNBC with a hat tip to David Reuter]