CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - The shooting death of a security guard in Corinth is being ruled an accident.
Corinth Police Chief Investigator Dell Green said the incident happened the afternoon of Thursday, July 15 at a business on Cass Street.
Aaron Hughes, 26, and another security guard passed a handgun from one to the other, and the gun discharged and the bullet struck Hughes in the chest above his bulletproof vest, Green said.
The two men believed the gun was not loaded, Green added.
According to his obituary, Hughes died at the hospital in Corinth.
He was also a member of the Jacinto Fire Department in Tishomingo County.