Former felon arrested after taking girlfriend to hospital

Former felon arrested after taking girlfriend to hospital

LAWTON, Okla._A convicted felon has been arrested in connection with an accidental shooting on New Year's Day.

Lawton police say it all started when Deangelo Jones' girlfriend was hit over the head with a bottle at a friend's house. She went outside to get her gun and accidentally shot herself in the leg. Police say jones drove his girlfriend to the hospital and told police the gun was in the car. As officers were searching, they found another loaded weapon, Smith and Wesson 38 Special, underneath the driver's seat. Police took control of both guns.

Jones is a convicted felon who was not supposed to be around guns in the first place.

Jones was booked on possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.