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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself while Driving Down Interstate 24


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Today, August 17th, around 1:30pm Justin Newberry, 23 was in a Nissan Altima driving westbound on I-24 when he had to apply his brakes to slow down for traffic. After he applied the brakes, a handgun known as “The Judge” slid out from under the seat.

When Newberry reached down to pick it up he grabbed it by the trigger at which time “The Judge” went off. The round, which was a 410 slug, went into right thigh, exited, and continued on until it hit him in the left leg just above the ankle. He was able to safely pull the car into the median area about mile marker 6 and call 911 for help.

He was transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt and is in stable condition. There were multiple forms of identification from different locations in the car so officers were not able to determine where he is from or where he was headed prior to be taken away by Lifeflight.

Additionally, officers on the scene found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. Charges are pending.

The photo is a picture of “The Judge” but it is not the actual handgun from the car.

The photo is a picture of “The Judge” but it is not the actual handgun from the car.




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