Charleston O. Topps

Charleston O. Topps

DENHAM SPRINGS – The attempted sale of a firearm at a department store parking lot late Sunday led to the accidental shooting of a Marksville man and the arrest of a Greensburg resident.

The arrest occurred after the firearm accidentally discharged inside a vehicle in front of the Walmart Supercenter on Range Avenue, according to Denham Springs Police Chief Shannon Womack. The incident occurred around 9 p.m.

Charleston O. Topps, 19, of 500 Charlie Overton Road, Greensburg, was arrested for obstruction of justice after he attempted to dispose of the gun that shot Domonick D. Jackson, 19.

Topps allegedly tried to sell Jackson the handgun, which accidentally fired into Jackson’s hand and leg.

After the shooting, Topps threw the firearm into a nearby creek for disposal. Topps and Jackson were friends who worked together at Walmart, Womack said.

Jackson was brought to an area hospital. His injury was not life-threatening, the police chief said.

Topps was taken into custody at Livingston Parish Detention Center. Bond was set at $25,000.


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