Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 6th, 2012, Deputy Justin Dimmick responded to the Williamsport Mainline per report of garbage dumping.
Upon surveying the situation, Deputy Dimmick was able to verify that one of the subjects, David Raymond Lithieser, 02-03-88, was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg. His friends had attempted to stop the bleeding with a belt however the wound was serious and needed immediate attention.
Deputy Dimmick and now Deputy Hoover, who had just showed up on scene, applied first aid and summoned Medical.
The subjects advised they had been target shooting and Lithieser went to draw his pistol from his holster and accidentally shot himself in the leg prior to leveling the gun to the target.
This newly issued Tourniquets in all patrol units has already paid off and fortunately the injury will be recoverable.
For any additional information please contact Sheriff Bergin.