Sheriff Sills: Putnam Deputy Shoots Himself in Hand

10:05 PM, Dec 23, 2012   |    comments
Putnam Co. Sheriff Howard Sills
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Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Justin Brock accidentally shot his left hand while clearing a gun that belonged to his son.

Brocks was off-duty and on vacation at the time when he was clearing the weapon at his Eatonton home. The gun went off by accident and shot him in the hand, damaging his ring and pinky finger.

His wife Marla and 19-year-old daughter Jessica was sitting near Brock when the incident occured, both were unharmed. 

"I have seen him do the same thing a thousand times, but I have never seen anything like this," says Marla.

His wife says Brock was treated at an Athens hospital and is expected to recovery from his injuries.

Sheriff Sills says he plans on asking Brock what happened when he returns to work.

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