Convicted felon drops gun, it shoots him in leg, police say

(Pasco County Sheriff's Office)

Port Richey, Fla. (WFLA) — A Port Richey man was arrested after he accidentally shot himself at a dollar store in Hudson.

Jason Trigger, 35, was inside the Dollar General Store, located at 11928 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson, when his .25 caliber handgun fell from his waistband, landed on the floor and discharged, authorities said. A bullet struck his right ankle, according to Pasco deputies.

Trigger, who has multiple prior felony convictions, left before paramedics could arrive and decided to seek medical treatment at Bayonet Point Hospital.

Pasco deputies located Trigger at the hospital and took him into custody.

He’s been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jason Trigger, 35, was inside the Dollar General Store, located at 11928 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson, when his .25 caliber handgun fell from his waistband, landed on the floor and discharged, authorities said.

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