A man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly playing around with a gun— told officials he thought it was unloaded, resulting in a female getting grazed by a bullet, according to a Rogers County Sheriff's Office affidavit.
David Paul Underwood, 20, of Oologah told officials he retrieved a .22 caliber Remington revolver from his bedroom closet and spun the cylinder to ensure it was unloaded.
Underwood claimed he left the gun on the bathroom sink and went into his roommate's bedroom to watch television with them for approximately an hour when he heard fireworks.
He left the room to get drinks for his roommate and the roommate's girlfriend, but reportedly went to the bathroom, grabbed the gun, returned to the bedroom. The roommate's girlfriend told deputies she asked Underwood what he was doing.
When Underwood pointed the gun at the wall allegedly pulling the trigger several times, no bullets fired, the affidavit stated.
At that time, the roommate kicked the gun from Underwood's hand causing him to fire an actual bullet from the gun, striking the female on her side, resulting in him dropping the gun.
Underwood told officials he then picked up the gun, found two more bullets in it and took them out.
In addition, he told officials he did not know bullets were still in the gun and that he may have “spun the cylinder too fast” not realizing it was still loaded. He told officials he did not know why he chose a gun to “mess around” with. The affidavit did not indicate whether or not an altercation previously occurred.
The female victim refused medical treatment at the scene, the affidavit stated.
Underwood is currently being held on a $100,000 bond in the Amos G. Ward Detention Facility. He was charged with domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.