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Man Accidentally Shot in Mouth After Showing Girlfriend How To Use Gun: Police

Newsweek 3/8/2022 Anders Anglesey
Muzzle and front sight of a 9mm pistol © Getty Muzzle and front sight of a 9mm pistol

A woman in Ohio accidentally shot her boyfriend in the face after he tried to show her how to use her recently purchased firearm, according to police.

According to documents seen by ABC/CW affiliate WTVG, Christopher Antron Scott Jr., 30, had been showing his girlfriend Anna Sigarroa, 36, how to use a gun at their home just before midnight on March 4.

The documents said Sigarroa told police she wanted Scott Jr. to put the gun away as she claimed he was not allowed to be near one due to a prior felony conviction.

However, the police report stated Scott. Jr refused, Sigarroa allegedly tried to take the gun back, and a struggle between the pair ensued.

At one point during the struggle, the gun went off and Scott Jr. was shot in the mouth. According to the network, Scott Jr. then drove himself to a nearby hospital.

Documents seen by Newsweek said Sigarroa was arrested on March 4 and was handed a felonious assault weapon or ordnance charge.

She was booked into the Lucas County Jail the following day and was released from the facility on Monday afternoon.

Newsweek has contacted the Toledo Police Department for comment.

According to the Cincinnati-based Joslyn Law Firm, a person can face either eight years or 11 years in prison depending on whether it is treated as a second or first-degree felony, respectively.

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The Gun Violence Archive, which investigates shootings from across the country, found that there had been 247 cases of unintentional firearm discharge in the U.S. this year.

Newsweek has previously reported on multiple cases of accidental shootings from across the country.

Last month, a teenager in Louisiana shot an 11-year-old after he managed to get his hands on a firearm.

Police in Morgan City later said in a statement on Facebook that "life-saving measures were unsuccessful."

In another tragic case last month, a toddler fatally shot himself after he came across a gun that his father, a Virginia police officer, left sitting on a couch.

According to the Daily Press, when Newport News police officer Stefhone Christian McCombs Sr, 25, returned from work, he allegedly put his fully-loaded 9mm semi-automatic Glock on the couch of his living room.

After his children came home, the toddler came across it and accidentally shot himself. The child later died of his injuries at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew previously told Newsweek: "This incident was a tragic accident. Our entire Department is deeply saddened by the loss of this young child and our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family during their time of insurmountable loss."

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