ANDERSON, S.C. — Anderson County’s longtime chief deputy coroner, Charlie Boseman, has accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training drill.
Local media outlets report Boseman’s pistol fired as he was holstering his weapon after completing a “live shooter” training scenario Tuesday at the Anderson Police Department’s shooting range. He wasn’t seriously injured.
Boseman says he believes a drawstring on his jacket became entangled with the pistol’s trigger, which caused the weapon to fire. The bullet entered his right thigh and exited his right calf. He was treated at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson.
Coroner Greg Shore says Boseman will be required to complete a gun-safety course before he can carry a weapon while on duty.