Cincinnati man faces criminal recklessness allegation following weekend incident

From Decatur County Sheriff BIll Meyerroise –

On August 26, 2023 at approximately 9:08 PM, the Decatur County Dispatch Center
received a call reporting shots fired at the Love’s Truck Stop, 7880 N. US Hwy. Old 421,
St. Paul, IN.
As deputies from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Dept. were on their way to that location,
they were advised by dispatch that this was reported to be an accidental discharge of the
firearm. Upon arrival of the deputies, medical care was being rendered to a 10 year old
male who was suffering from wounds due to the gunshot. When deputies asked where
the firearm was now located, a male identified as David Lamar Gray of Cincinnati, OH
advised the gun was on his hip. The firearm was retrieved and secured by deputies.
Gray told deputies that he was carrying a handgun in the waistband of his pants and as he
was exiting the restroom of the truck stop, his pants were sagging so he pulled up his
pants and the firearm discharged. Gray told deputies that he did not see anyone around
when this happened. Gray stated he returned to the restroom, fearing he had suffered a
gunshot wound. After determining he wasn’t shot, Gray exited the restroom and started
to leave the truck stop and then discovered the 10 year old had been struck.
The 10 year old male was transported to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital and
subsequently transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The wounds
suffered by the male were determined to be superficial.
Gray has been charged with an allegation involving Criminal Recklessness as a Level 6 Felony.
In addition to the departments listed above, also assisting was the St. Paul Volunteer Fire
Dept., Decatur County EMS and the Indiana State Police.
All accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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