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July 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Errant gunshot lands Lake Stevens man in hot water

He may not be the fastest gun in the West, but a Lake Stevens man gets our vote for dumbest would-be gunslinger after he accidentally fired a shot into a neighbor’s home while practicing his quick-draw technique.

According to a report released today by Lake Stevens police, the 43-year-old man was in the 2500 block of 103rd Drive Southeast on July 22 when he quickly pulled his handgun from his waistband — apparently emulating a Wild West gunslinger — and the firearm accidentally discharged. The bullet entered a neighbor’s house and pierced two walls before it became embedded in a couch.

Luckily,  no one was hit.

The man was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment and for discharging a firearm within city limits, according to police. He was later released at the scene pending the filing of charges.

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