Midland County Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Leg

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A shot to the leg leaves a Midland County Deputy recovering.

But it's not what you might expect. For starters, the deputy was off the clock.

According to Sheriff, the Deputy's backup weapon accidentally went off, shooting him in the thigh in the parking lot at the Dollar General Store in Midland.

Sheriff Painter isn't releasing the name of the Deputy, but says the Deputy's surgery went well and he is recovering.