Wednesday afternoon in Madisonville, an off-duty DPS trooper accidentally shot himself in the stomach.
After 28-year-old Trooper Felipe Garcia completed a workout at a fitness center in Madisonville, a .22 caliber pistol fell out of his truck when he opened the door to leave. The gun struck the pavement and went off, shooting him in the abdomen.
He was taken to Bryan’s St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center where he underwent surgery. Full recovery is expected.