Detective on leave after gun accidentally discharges - WKRN News 2

Detective on leave after gun apparently discharges, strikes suspect

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Detective Charles McEachron is on routine after his weapon discharged and struck a man under arrest Sunday night. Detective Charles McEachron is on routine after his weapon discharged and struck a man under arrest Sunday night.
During a pat down, officers located a 10 millimeter semi-automatic pistol in Pascual's waistband. During a pat down, officers located a 10 millimeter semi-automatic pistol in Pascual's waistband.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Metro detective has been placed on a routine administrative leave after it is believed his gun accidentally discharged and struck a man under arrest Sunday night.

Police were initially called to Woodbridge Apartments on Bridgeway Circle after witnesses reported Genaro Pascual allegedly fired shots at a truck following an altercation with the driver of the vehicle.

Upon their arrival, Pascual was seen by officers leaving one of the apartment complex's units.  

During a pat down, officers located a 10 millimeter semi-automatic pistol in Pascual's waistband.

After disarming the 25-year-old of the pistol, the three responding officers struggled to bring him into custody.

During the struggle, police reported one of the responding officer's weapons, an AR-15 rifle, which was being carried via a sling, accidentally discharged and struck Pascual in the ankle.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in stable condition.

Arrest warrants have been issued charging Pascual with possession of a firearm while intoxicated, alteration of the gun's serial number and resisting arrest.

Neighbors like Yvonne Maxwell were surprised to hear gunshots in their community.

"I always felt safe living here," said Maxwell. "But last night I was questioning whether I need to move out or not. Because being a single mom, I don't want to be in a place that's unsafe for my kids."

Detective Charles McEachron is on routine leave as the investigation continues.

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