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No injuries as gun discharges inside movie theatre

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CORDOVA, Tenn. (FOX13) - A 63-year-old man was charged with felony reckless endangerment after a loaded gun fell out of his pants pocket and discharged while he was watching a movie in Cordova. There were no injuries.

The incident took place just after 1:30 p..m inside the Malco Cordova Cinema, 1080 North Germantown Parkway. There were 18 people inside the theatre at the time.

According to Memphis Police, an off duty officer was inside the theatre at the time of the incident and alerted the police dispatcher that he detained the suspect, identified as George Gholson.

Police said that while he was sitting in the movie theatre chair, the Derringer fell out his pocket and discharged when it hit the floor. The round that was fired could not be located.

The movie theatre has  no weapons posting on the door of the theatre.

Gholson was also charged with Prohibition of Certain Meetings-Posting Notice, police said. 


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