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April 6, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Longview city attorney won’t return gun to owner

The Associated Press

LONGVIEW — The Longview city attorney refuses to return a gun to its owner after an accidental shooting.

City Attorney Steve Shuman told The Daily News the gun should be forfeited because it was involved in a crime.

The brother of the owner dropped the 9mm Glock last October in an apartment. The gun fired a bullet into the apartment below where a girl was hit by the spent bullet or debris but not injured. The brother admitted he would be found guilty of unlawfully discharging a firearm.

The gun owner is former Kelso reserve police officer Kirk Turya. He was not involved in the accident and does not have a criminal record. He says there’s no reason for the city to keep his gun.

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday.

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