Man shot by friend while acting out scene from movie 'Savages' in Jefferson County

Man shot by friend while acting out scene from movie 'Savages' in Jefferson County

Man shot by friend while acting out scene from movie 'Savages' in Jefferson County

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 12:27 AM

400 block of Thoreau Trail

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HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (KMOV) –  A man was airlifted to an area hospital after he was accidentally shot by a friend while acting out a scene from a movie.

According to reports, three of friends went over to the 25-year-old victim's house in the 400 block of Thoreau Trail to help him move.

Police said they had been drinking and watching the movie 'Savages.'

Authorities said at one point the victim and one of his friends began to discuss disarming someone with a weapon, based on a scene from the movie. While they were re-enacting the scene, a 9MM handgun discharged, striking the victim in the torso.

Emergency crews responded and began treating the victim. He was taken to the parking lot of an area Walgreens store where he was airlifted to a hospital.

A 27-year-old male was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.  He is being held pending formal charges.

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