Metcalfe Co. Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- On Friday, May 31 at 6:57 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green says it received a call from the Barren County Correctional Center stating that Metcalfe County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Neal, 25 of Edmonton, was in the sally port of the jail and accidentally discharged his agency issued firearm.

KSP says the bullet struck the right leg of Deputy Neal.

Deputy Neal was taken to T.J. Samson Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Deputy Neal is a three year veteran of the Metcalfe County Sherriff’s Department.

There were no inmates or jail personnel in the sally port at the time of the discharge.

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