MADISONVILLE - An off-duty Department of Public Safety trooper accidentally shot himself Wednesday afternoon outside a gym in Madisonville.
Felipe Garcia, 28, finished working out at the Fantastic Tans and Fitness Center on Main Street. Trooper Jimmy Morgan says when Garcia opened the door of his truck, his off-duty pistol, a .22 caliber pistol, fell out, hit the pavement and discharged. Garcia was hit in the stomach.
Garcia was rushed to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan where he underwent surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Garcia has been with the department for 6 years.
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