Georgia Man Thinks Gun Is Fake, Accidentally Shoots Friend

A Georgia man on Saturday accidentally shot a friend with a gun he thought was fake, police told the Moultrie Observer.

Thomas Moore was leaving a Moultrie, Ga. bar with a few friends. Moore told the police that he took a revolver from one of his friends. He thought that the .38 Smith & Wesson wasn’t a “real gun” because it had a laser.

Moore, who showed signs of being intoxicated, pointed the gun at another friend, Adam Wood, and it discharged, according to police.

A police officer told the Moultrie Observer that Moore’s “eyes were bloodshot and he was unsteady on his feet.”

“Moore admitted to me he drank several beers and also had at least two shots of Fireball whiskey. He said this probably affected his judgment in regards to the revolver,” the officer said.

Wood suffered “superficial injuries,” according to the police report. Moore was charged with reckless conduct, according to the Moultrie Observer.