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Police: Arlington man fatally shoots himself after mishandling gun

Arlington police responded to a shooting-in-progress call about 5 p.m. Saturday and found a deceased man inside a residence.
Arlington police responded to a shooting-in-progress call about 5 p.m. Saturday and found a deceased man inside a residence. Star-Telegram

Police are investigating what appears to be a case of an accidental fatal shooting that occurred Saturday.

Police found the deceased man after responding to a shooting-in-progress call about 5 p.m. Police said they are awaiting a ruling on the deceased man’s identity, and a manner and cause of death from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to information gathered during a preliminary investigation, a 21-year-old man was believed to have been handling a gun inside a residence in the 1700 block of Aberdeen Drive when it went off and killed him, said VaNessa Harrison, Arlington police spokeswoman.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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