Mississippi police officer charged with accidental discharge of firearm while off duty inside Oxford restaurant

Mississippi police officer charged with accidental discharge of firearm while off duty inside Oxford restaurant
Oxford Police Department

OXFORD, Miss. (WMC) - Oxford Police Department responded to a report of someone discharging a firearm around midnight Tuesday at Rooster’s Blues House.

According to Capt. Hildon Sessums, officers arrived at Rooster’s where a man discharged his firearm and shot himself. His injury was not life-threatening.

The man went to the hospital by ambulance.

Oxford police have since identified the man as Matthew Gipson, a police officer in Magee, Mississippi. Gipson was chargd with misdemeanor discharging a firearm within city limits.

According to Magee Police Chief Randy Crawford, Gipson is not under investigation or suspended because he was off duty when the incident occurred.

Gipson is expected to be fine, Crawford said.

Oxford police say Gipson was in town for training.

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