Teen injured in accidental shooting in Graves County
The Kentucky State Police is investigating what it says is an apparent accidental shooting in Hickory, Kentucky, involving a sergeant with the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.
Troopers responded to a Hickory home around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. KSP says investigators found that Graves County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Warner was unloading an off-duty firearm after returning from an overtime shift and accidentally fired one round.
His 17-year-old stepdaughter was standing nearby, and troopers say she was hit by the bullet. Troopers say her injuries were not life threatening, and she was taken by Mayfield Fire and EMS to Baptist Health Paducah. At this time, the victim is reported to be in stable condition.
KSP says Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon requested that state police handle the investigation. Warner is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome.