Elberta man shot by accident

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017

An Elberta man is recovering from wounds he sustained after being accidentally shot at a Jack Springs Road resident on July 2, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said at 1485 Jack Springs Rd., on Sunday afternoon, a Samuel Eli Williams, 57, of 11259 Cactus Court, Elberta, was with family trying to sort through items left from a property will.

While another family member was opening a 45 caliber derringer pistol, the gun accidentally discharged and struck Williams in the left hand and left thigh, Lambert said.

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Lambert said Williams was air lifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola.