Police investigating accidental shooting

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:55am

Bossier City police responded to an accidental shooting Wednesday night that left a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his jaw.

Choncy Latrey Fields, 20, of Bossier City, was shot just after 9:00 p.m., as he sat in a car with a friend, Darius Demarcus White, 21, outside a home in the 300 block of Yarbrough Street.

White told Bossier City police the shooting occurred when he was handling a handgun while the two sat in the vehicle.

At one point White pulled the trigger and the gun fired striking Fields. White said he had just removed the magazine from the weapon and thought the gun was unloaded, however, a round remained in the chamber and fired when White pulled the trigger.

While police were in route to the scene, Fields was taken to Willis Knighton Bossier by private vehicle and later transferred to University Health Shreveport with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

An investigation by Bossier City police detectives has determined the shooting was accidental and warrants no criminal charges.


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