Off-Duty Texas Trooper Accidentally Shoots Himself

MADISONVILLE (July 17, 2014) Department of Public Safety Trooper Felipe Garcia, 28, was in a Central Texas hospital Thursday after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach following a workout at gym while he was off duty.

Garcia was taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan where he underwent surgery after the shooting Wednesday afternoon in Madisonville.

Garcia was hit after he opened the door of his truck and his personal .22 caliber pistol fell out, hit the pavement and discharged, Trooper Jimmy Morgan said.

Garcia was listed in stable condition after surgery, Morgan said and remained in stable condition Thursday.

Nobody else was hurt.