Man Faces Multiple Charges after Unintentionally Shooting Friend in the Back

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A man is facing multiple charges after he unintentionally shot a friend in the back. Ted Ingram, 20, of Jackson, was arraigned Thursday morning in Jackson City Court on charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and simple possession of marijuana. Ingram’s next scheduled court date is next Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Jackson City Court. He remains in custody at the Madison County Jail on $50,000 bond. Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after Kiara Franklin, 23, of Jackson, arrived by personal vehicle with a gunshot wound to the back. The investigation determined that Franklin was the front seat passenger in a car, and Ingram, who had a handgun, was sitting behind her. While on Melrose St., Ingram was holding the gun when it discharged, and a bullet struck Franklin in the back. The driver drove to the hospital and Ingram threw the gun out the car on the way there. Investigators were called to the scene and spoke with Ingram and the car’s owner. The woman gave permission to search her car, and officers found three bags of marijuana in the back seat area. The marijuana weighed approximately 3.1 grams. Ingram claimed ownership of the drugs. The investigation determined that Ingram had unintentionally shot Franklin. Ingram also described the area where he had thrown the gun out the car. Officers searched the area of Melrose St. and E. Forest Ave and found the semi-automatic handgun. Ingram was taken into custody and transported to the county jail. Franklin was treated and discharged from the hospital around 10:30 p.m.

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