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Man Dies After Claiming Weapon Would Not Fire

A man claiming to friends that a .22 caliber handgun would not fire with the safety on fatally discharged the weapon into his chest on Thursday morning.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that deputies were called to the Garden Way Motel, Gray Summit, at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday morning in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that five individuals were drinking and playing cards, and one of the individuals had a .22 caliber handgun.
Witnesses stated that the individual was bragging that the weapon would not discharge with the safety on. One of the subjects requested that he put the weapon away.
The subject then stated that, in order to prove his point, he would put the weapon to his chest and pulled the trigger. The subject did pull the trigger causing a fatal wound to his chest.
The victim, Dwight Grant, 37, Alabama, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.The subject then stated that, in order to prove his point, he would put the weapon to his chest and pulled the trigger. The subject did pull the trigger causing a fatal wound to his chest.
The victim, Dwight Grant, 37, Alabama, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.

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