Man Charged In Accidental Shooting Of Wife

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas man who accidentally shot his wife while they were eating at a restaurant is facing criminal charges.

Sixty-six-year-old William H. Mize Jr. of Lenexa is charged with aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.

Police say Mize and his wife were sitting across from each other at a Longbranch restaurant Jan. 2 when he man reached into his pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, shooting his wife in the leg. She was treated and released at a hospital.

The Kansas City Star reports Mize had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon. But Kansas law does not allow people who are under the influence of alcohol to carry concealed weapons.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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