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Accidental Shooting


At approximately 6:00 a.m. this day, Jefferson County Dispatch received a call from Shawnee County Dispatch advising of a subject at the Saint Francis Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.  Victim stated the incident happened at Perry Lake.  A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to Saint Francis Hospital to investigate the shooting.   Upon investigating the shooting it was determined that this was an accidental shooting.  The victim  was identified as Brace A. Turbot, 22, from Topeka, Kansas.    Turbot and some friends were camping at the State Park at Perry Lake and had been drinking. While attempting to take apart his handgun, Turbot shot himself in the leg.   Still under investigation.

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