A state trooper is hospitalized in Bryan following an accidental shooting in Madisonville.
DPS Sgt. Jimmy Morgan says the unidentified officer was outside a gym after finishing a workout.
Morgan says when the officer opened the door to his pickup, his off-duty weapon fell out of the truck and discharged, striking the unidentified officer.
The trooper, who is based in Madisonville, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
As of 2:45 p.m., Morgan says the officer was still in surgery.
Click below for comments from Jimmy Morgan, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.