A man shot himself during a traffic stop Thursday evening in the Lakeshore community, a Hancock County sheriff’s official said.
A deputy pulled over a vehicle near Lakeshore Drive and Lower Bay Road, said Hancock County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Don Bass. The area is near Kent and Sue’s Quick Stop, less than a mile away from South Hancock Elementary.
Bass said the man pulled out a gun and shot himself during the traffic stop.
The man, who Bass says is from Louisiana, was airlifted to a hospital in Mobile for treatment.
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His condition is unknown at this time.
Bass said the sheriff’s deputy did not fire his gun and the case is not an officer-involved shooting.
The incident is under investigation.