Jesus Valles, 52, from Eagle Pass, was taken to the emergency room after a report of a supposed self inflicted gunshot to the knee area.
The Maverick County Sheriff Department responded to the Eidson Road area of the community at approximately 3:30 am on Tuesday April 3rd.
Upon arrival deputies encountered Valles who had a gun shot wound to one of his lower extremities.
Valles declared that he had accidentally shot himself when he was looking at a gun that someone was offering to him for sale.
Valles did not know the gun was loaded and it fired one round hitting him in the knee area.
Valles was taken to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to receive treatment for his gun shot wound. Luckily the wound was not severe.
Maverick County Head Detective Efrain Valdez states that the incident is under investigation and that verification of the history of the firearm is being conducted to determine if it’s not stolen