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Girl accidentally shot when Florida deputy was cleaning AR-15

A girl is recovering from a gunshot wound after a St. Lucie County deputy’s assault rifle accidentally discharged the day before Thanksgiving. ..


Girl accidentally shot when Florida deputy was cleaning AR-15

A girl is recovering from a gunshot wound after a St. Lucie County deputy’s assault rifle accidentally discharged the day before Thanksgiving. Daniel Weber, 35, told Port St. Lucie police the gun was on a “TV tray” that fell forward, resulting in a single round being fired when the gun hit the ground.Your neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 NewsAccording to a police report, Weber at the time was trying to show his son how to clean his AR-15.Investigators say Weber admitted to drinking at least six beers.The girl was hit in her lower abdomen and needed immediate surgery. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara released a statement saying,”Deputy Weber has been placed on administrative leave as a result of this incident, which occurred while he was off duty and in possession of his personal firearm. Thankfully, it did not result in any life-threatening injuries,” The police report mentions that “several minor children” were under Weber’s supervision when the girl was shot. Port St. Lucie police called his actions “extremely negligent.” Weber was arrested for aggravated child abuse, using a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and culpable negligence.Never miss anything: Sign up for personalized newsletters and alerts from WPBF 25 News

A girl is recovering from a gunshot wound after a St. Lucie County deputy’s assault rifle accidentally discharged the day before Thanksgiving.

Daniel Weber, 35, told Port St Lucie police the gun was on a “TV tray” that fell forward, resulting in a single round being fired when the gun hit the ground.

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According to a police report, Weber at the time was trying to show his son how to clean his AR-15.

Investigators say Weber admitted to drinking at least six beers.

The girl was hit in her lower abdomen and needed immediate surgery.

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara released a statement saying,

“Deputy Weber has been placed on administrative leave as a result of this incident, which occurred while he was off duty and in possession of his personal firearm. Thankfully, it did not result in any life-threatening injuries,”

The police report mentions that “several minor children” were under Weber’s supervision when the girl was shot.

Port St Lucie police called his actions “extremely negligent.”

Weber was arrested for aggravated child abuse, using a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and culpable negligence.

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