Georgia prosecutor by accident shoots himself together with his personal pistol within the courthouse workplace

Georgia prosecutor accidentally shoots himself with his own pistol while trying to show it to a colleague in the courthouse office

  • Assistant District Attorney Matthew Breedon was injured in the right leg on April 4 when the gun fired as he was pulling it from the holster
  • Breedon picked up his gun to show it to a colleague, identified as ADA Ian Heap, who expressed interest in purchasing the same model
  • Breedon reportedly said not to call 911, but ADA Brian Deal called 911 after he started going gray and started grunting and drooling
  • The investigator assigned to the case requested that he be declared inactive without charge
  • According to the sheriff’s reports, Breedon’s gun was returned to him
  • Georgia law allows district attorneys and their assistant prosecutors to carry guns in state courthouses

Pictured: Assistant District Attorney Matthew Breedon, who accidentally shot himself with his own pistol while trying to show it to a colleague in her Georgia courts office

According to sheriff reports, an assistant district attorney accidentally shot himself with his own handgun while trying to show it to a colleague at their southeast Georgia courthouse.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Breedon was injured in his right leg April 4 when the gun fired while he was unholstering it at the Springfield courthouse, according to an incident report filed by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Breedon picked up his weapon, a Sig Model P320 pistol, to show to a colleague, identified as ADA Ian Heap, who expressed interest in purchasing the same model, the report said.

Breedon reportedly said not to call 911, but ADA Brian Deal called 911 after he started going gray and started grunting and drooling.

The shooting took place at her office in the Effingham County Courthouse, about 25 miles northwest of Savannah.

The investigator assigned to the case requested that he be declared inactive without charge, WJCL reported, citing the sheriff’s documents obtained through a disclosure request.

Breedon and his boss, Ogeechee District Attorney Daphne Totten, did not immediately respond to phone and email messages asking for comment on Friday.

According to the sheriff’s reports, Breedon’s gun was returned to him.

Georgia law allows district attorneys and their assistant prosecutors to carry guns in state courthouses.

In 2014, a detective for the Camden County Attorney’s Office injured himself when he similarly accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his office’s bathroom, according to NJ.com.

The detective, a member of the Narcotics Unit whose name was not released, eventually made a full recovery.

At the time, prosecutors spokesman Jason Laughlin confirmed the accidental shooting before adding that no criminal charges would be filed

The Effingham County Courthouse in Springfield, Georgia, where the April 4 shooting happened

The Effingham County Courthouse in Springfield, Georgia, where the April 4 shooting happened

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