Man fires at reported intruder, accidentally shoots himself

Man fires at reported intruder, accidentally shoots himself
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man was taken to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself. He told a deputy his gun was aimed at an intruder.

Craighead County Deputy Aaron Chadwick was called to a home in the 3000-block of County Road 745 Tuesday morning in reference to the shooting.

Later, the deputy spoke with Jackson Adams at a Jonesboro hospital.

Adams said he thought he heard someone at his front door and went outside to take a look.

He told the deputy he saw a person standing near his truck and asked if he could help. Adams said the person did not respond.

Then, Adams said the unknown person raised their arm and pointed something at him.

Adams said he drew his gun and told the person "he could not help them if they did not respond." The person continued to point something at Adams.

Adams told Chadwick he then fired at the person. However, after the first shot, Adams "fell backward and landed on his back and then fired his firearm two more times and accidentally shot himself in his right leg," the report states.

After the shots were fired, Adams said he heard a vehicle coming from the north on CR 745 and almost came to a stop at the end of his driveway. He said loud music was coming from the vehicle.

When asked if he could give a description of the person he saw, Adams said he could not.

While investigating the scene of the shooting, Chadwick stated he found one of three shots fired had struck the passenger side door of a truck. However, he was "unable to see any signs of anyone being where Mr. Adams stated that they were."

The deputy also found three spent 9mm rounds by the front porch.

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