Teen who Accidentally Shot Himself Charged with Theft and Unlawful Weapon Possession

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Kentrell Walton, 18

Three weapons stolen from a Rutherford County gun store have been recovered in Nashville after a teen accidentally shot himself.

Convicted felon Kentrell Walton, 18, faces theft and unlawful weapon possession charges after he accidentally shot himself in the leg Thursday at 6:30 p.m. while he was the front seat passenger in a car driven by Jacques Odom as they were leaving the McDonald's parking lot at 1173 Murfreesboro Pike.

Odom, 18, drove Walton to Southern Hills Medical Center for treatment. During the investigation of the shooting, officers recovered three handguns inside Odom's vehicle. The weapons had been reported stolen from a Rutherford County gun store. Walton admitted that one of the guns belonged to him.

Walton, who has previous convictions for aggravated burglary and theft of a vehicle, is charged with theft and felon in possession of a handgun. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Odom, and backseat passenger Corieon King, 18, were issued citations for theft and released.

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