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Man Arrested After Accidental Shooting

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PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A resident of McCracken County was arrested after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Paducah Police responded to a call regarding a shooting in the parking lot of Kentucky Oaks Mall around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found Brent W. Dixon inside a car with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say in a later interview, Dixon admitted to taking the gun from another person and accidentally shooting himself. He said the other person took the gun and fled.

Dixon was later arrested after his release from the hospital for outstanding warrants charging him with failure to appear in court. Dixon was previously convicted of felony drug charges, which resulted in an additional charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He has been booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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