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Sheriff's Office Investigating Reported Accidental Shooting

July 7, 2014 at approximately 4:05 pm, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an accidental shooting at 841 Fout Road, Gamaliel. Sheriff’s Deputies along with Gamaliel Volunteer Fire Department and Baxter Regional Medical Center Ambulance and personnel also responded.

Upon arrival Sheriff’s Deputies found 42 year old Jeffrey Thomas Lanham, who lived at this address, lying on a bed with a gunshot wound to the upper left chest.  Thomas told Sheriff’s Deputies it was a self inflicted accidental discharge from a RG 22 caliber revolver.  Thomas was flown by Air-Evac Helicopter to Baxter Regional  Hospital.

The investigation in continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery

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