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Man arrested after concealed gun discharges in Arizona store

September 9, 2019

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Buckeye say a man has been arrested after a handgun concealed in his pants pocket discharged in a store.

No injuries were reported in the Sunday evening incident.

Police say 18-year-old Maurice Eugene Weaver Jr. is jailed on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving weapons, endangerment, discharging a firearm in city limits, carrying a concealed weapon and criminal damage.

Officers were dispatched to the Walmart after someone reported a gun was fired inside the store.

Police found a bullet impact in the floor, fragments of the bullet and a shell casing.

They say Weaver was detained in the parking lot and he allegedly admitted to having the gun in his pants and saying it went off inside the Walmart.

It was unclear Monday if Weaver has a lawyer yet.

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