A 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a gas station in south Bibb County on Tuesday night after handling a .22-caliber firearm belonging to his gun-toting friend who was arrested on the scene, according to an incident report from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
Travis Martin was with two of his friends, twin 21-year-old brothers, at a Chevron gas station on Houston Road about 8:30 p.m. when deputies found him in the passenger seat of a black Chrysler bleeding below his left knee, the report said.
Korey Icard, one of the twins who has a legal carrying permit, told deputies he laid his gun on the driver's seat before going in the gas station, the report said. Icard's brother told deputies he was sitting on the hood of the car, facing away from Martin when the shot was fired.
Martin, who was taken to a hospital for treatment, told deputies he accidentally discharged a round into his leg while holding the gun, according to the sheriff's office.
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A search of the car revealed a .40-caliber rifle, multiple loaded magazines, ammo boxes as well as six bags of suspected marijuana and a scale. Korey Icard said the green tactical bag belonged to him. He was arrested and taken to the Bibb County jail on charges including reckless conduct with a weapon and possession of marijuana, according to the report.
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