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October 03 11:19 AM

POLICE INVESTIGATE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING THAT INJURED ONE MAN

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 Bossier City police responded to an accidentally 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 p.m. as he sat in a car with a friend, Darius Demarcus White, 21, outside a residence in the 300 block of Yarbrough Street.

White told Bossier City police the shooting occurred while he was handling a handgun while the two sat in the vehicle. At one point White pulled the trigger and the gun fired with the round 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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