Accidental discharge cited in death of Waxahachie man

Charley Dewayne Maynard Jr., 37, lost his life after a shooting that took place on Tuesday night. Emergency responders were dispatched at 7:41 p.m. to the 200 block of Colt Drive. Dispatchers were informed about the incident from a 9-1-1 that was placed from inside the residence where the incident occurred.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound being attended to by his wife, said Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff. Members of the Waxahachie Fire Department and medical personal with AMR were called out the scene. A helicopter was requested but was later disregarded by AMR personnel.

Maynard was transported by ground ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center at Waxahachie where he later passed away.

Precinct 4 Justice of the peace Steve Egan was called out to the hospital and pronounced Maynard dead at 9:04 p.m. Egan then ordered the body to be taken to the Dallas Medical Examiners office for a autopsy.

The incident is still under investigation at this time, Woodruff said, but initial information is that it was an accidental discharge from a handgun. No one has been charged at this time and police are not looking for anyone else involved with this incident.

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