Gun goes off in Walmart; man arrested

Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7:09 p.m.

The accidental firing of a handgun in the Lake City Walmart Friday night led to the arrest of the gun's owner, Lake City Police Capt. John Blanchard IV reported.

L.J. Johnson, 59, of 237 Campus Place, was charged with culpable negligence and improper exhibition of a firearm for the incident that happened about 10:28 p.m. at the store on U.S. 90.

Blanchard said Johnson had a concealed weapon and holster that fell to the floor from its place of concealment, causing the gun to fire.

The immediate and surrounding areas were searched for evidence of where the bullet had traveled. No one was injured.

Johnson was jailed with bond set at $2,000, Blanchard reported.

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