Saturday, August 18, 2018
Public safety

Pinellas deputies: Tampa paramedic reaches for gun, wounds fiancee in accidental shooting

PASADENA — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies are investigating what they called an accidental shooting that took place Saturday night and left a 28-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

Mareth Reum was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment of what deputies said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident took place about 10:40 p.m. near Pasadena Avenue S and Park Street, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Reum was riding with her fiancé, Tampa Fire Rescue paramedic Logan McClain, 29, in their 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Reum was driving.

McClain reached into the center console to get his handgun, deputies said, when a gunshot was fired, striking Reum in the right thigh.

McClain treated Reum's injury, then put her in the back seat and began driving her to the hospital, deputies said.

The incident was reported to the Sheriff's Office and a bulletin for the vehicle was issued. St. Petersburg police pulled the truck over at 5756 Central Ave. Reum was then taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Deputies said McClain has a concealed-carry permit. Foul play is not suspected. The investigation is ongoing.

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