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, http://www.kcstar.com