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Off the Wall News: East Tennessee man shoots self in leg after reaching for cup of coffee

Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM

KNOXVILLE — A Corryton man shot himself in the leg Thursday morning at his home after reaching for a cup of coffee.

Howard Stuffle Jr., 48, was shot in the leg about 8:30 a.m. at his Shipe Road home, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said the initial probe shows Stuffle was seated in the living room when he reached for a cup of coffee on a kitchen counter. Stuffle’s action jostled a .22-caliber rifle leaning against a wall and the weapon fell over.

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