21-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Cooper Sheffer was booked into the Montgomery County Jail this week after his firearm was discharged from inside his apartment, causing a bullet to pass through the wall of his apartment and into his neighbor’s residence, which was occupied. A female victim in the neighboring apartment was in the living room at the time of the gunshot, which came through the wall approximately 8-10 inches from where she was sitting. Sheffer says he “accidentally bumped the trigger” while cleaning the firearm.
Clarksville Police responded to a shots-fired call on Tandy Drive on May 30th, in which a bullet traveled through two occupied apartments and lodged in the wall of the second apartment. Officers located 24-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Dakota Damron who lives in a connecting apartment. Damron stated he “accidentally fired a round”, explaining he was “cleaning his rifle and afterward loaded a magazine not thinking it was loaded causing him to accidentally fire the rifle,” according to a statement given to police.