On May 3, 2020 at 10:46 pm, Officers with Morganton Public Safety responded to 511 East Union Street for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was reported, 24 year old Jacob Peele, accidentally discharged a firearm striking him in the mouth.
Officers recovered a revolver from the scene and ammunition.
The victim was transported to Carolina Health Care System Main in Charlotte and was in stable condition. Investigators with Morganton Public Safety are looking into the matter and the investigation is ongoing.