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Parker County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the foot when his weapon discharged

The Parker County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the foot while investigating an illegal deer blind set up in rural Parker County was injured by his own malfunctioning backup weapon, Sheriff Larry Fowler said Thursday.

The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 4700 block of Cattlebaron Road.

The deputy, identified Thursday as Jarrett Turner, was investigating the blind when his backup weapon discharged on its own, Fowler said.

“It was a second weapon on his person and that damn thing went off without any warning, and that is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard,” he said.

“I’m not happy about this whole thing, but I’m most unhappy about whoever made that damn gun.”

Fowler said Fort Worth police found the slug that struck Turner Thursday morning. He said investigators are still looking for a person seen trespassing on the property, dressed in black.

Fowler said the weapon will be inspected and tested by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74