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Accidental shooting in Delta, MO leads to arrest

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)
Eric Lindsay (Source: Perry Co. (MO) Sheriff's Dept.) Eric Lindsay (Source: Perry Co. (MO) Sheriff's Dept.)
Heather Bacon (Source: Perry Co. (MO) Sheriff's Dept.) Heather Bacon (Source: Perry Co. (MO) Sheriff's Dept.)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A man is behind bars in Perry County, Missouri after he accidentally shot himself in the parking lot of a church in Delta.

According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the rear parking lot of First Baptist Church after someone heard a gun go off.

Lt. Eric Friedrich said Eric Lindsay, 25, was playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself in the shoulder.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators learned that the gun was reported stolen in a burglary in Perry County on Thursday, Jan. 5.

The 9mm handgun and other items were stolen from a home on Apple Creek Lane.

Lindsay and his alleged accomplice, Heather Bacon, 32, are both in the Perry County Jail on charges of burglary, trespass, and theft.

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