Tyler man accidentally shot himself say police

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police say an East Texas man accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning while carrying a 9mm handgun in his pocket.

Tyler police responded to North Ross Street, near MLK, after they received a 911 call saying someone had been shot. They found Ferrell Thompson, 23, of Tyler lying in the front yard with a gunshot wound to his upper leg. Officers also found a small amount of suspected crack cocaine on the scene which has been tagged as "found property."

The event happened at about 11:44am.

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