Tallahassee man arrested in connection to accidental shooting

Javen Parker was arrested in connection to an accidental shooting.
Javen Parker was arrested in connection to an accidental shooting.(WCTV, LCSO)
Published: Sep. 11, 2023 at 6:47 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2023 at 8:35 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to an accidental shooting on Saturday.

Javen Parker, 18, was arrested after a 13-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound, according to LCSO.

After an investigation, detectives learned that the victim was standing next to Parker when he allegedly unintentionally shot the gun. Parker was arrested a day later and charged with possession of a concealed firearm, culpable negligence, and improper exhibition of a firearm.

The investigation into the shooting is still open.

LCSO has also announced an initiative with Big Bend Crime Stoppers to offer a monetary reward for information that leads to the arrest of a person who is illegally possessing a firearm. Those who submit tips can remain anonymous and are eligible to get the $1,000 reward. Tips can be reported to 850-574-TIPS.

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