The Chronicle, Centralia
The Centralia man who accidentally fired his handgun last February in a shopping center parking lot, shooting himself in the hand and his wife in the leg, will face reckless endangerment charges, according to Chehalis police.
Mark Solomon, 40, and his 35-year-old wife, went to the Sunbird Shopping Center on Feb 27 so he could buy a new holster for his 9 mm semiautomatic Kel Tec handgun, according to Chehalis police.
After buying the holster, the couple returned to the parking lot. Solomon’s wife was sitting in the car and he was standing next to it when he attempted to put the handgun in a holster. The gun fired and the bullet traveled through his hand and into his wife’s thigh.
The bullet shattered her femur, which required surgery and placement of a metal plate in her leg, Solomon had earlier told The Chronicle.
Solomon was referred for reckless endangerment and received a summons through Chehalis Municipal Court earlier this month, said Chehalis police Sgt. Gary Wilson.
“It was an accident, and really, really stupid,” Solomon said.