(Updated) Accidental Shooting in Lucerne Leaves 20-Year Old Dead
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LUCERNE, MO – Authorities have released the name of the 20-year old man accidentally shot and killed in Lucerne on Thursday.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says Jesse Miller of Indianola, Iowa accidentally shot himself while trying to unload a handgun. The incident took place around 12:30 pm at a residence on Highway 136 about three miles west of Lucerne. Miller had been staying at the residence with family members for approximately a month

He was pronounced dead on the scene and transported to a local funeral home. The Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.


LUCERNE, MO – A 20-year old man is dead after accidentally shooting himself Thursday afternoon in Lucerne.

The Putnam County E-911 Joint Telecommunications Center received a 911 call at 12:34 pm saying a male had shot himself by accident trying to unload a handgun.

The incident took place at a residence on US Highway 136 in Lucerne.  The man was pronounced dead on the scene and his body was transported to a local funeral home.  The Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.  The Sheriff’s Office release did not identify the victim.

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