Tradie sentenced after shooting himself in the leg
A 30-year-old Deception Bay man has been jailed after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.
Dallas Dean Newby pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous conduct with a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on February 11.
The court heard that on November 22 at about 5.40am Newby was dropped off at Redcliffe Hospital by two other people. He had a single gunshot wound to his upper thigh.
The people who dropped him off left after he entered the hospital.
Police used CCTV footage and later found the vehicle seen dropping Newby off at a Deception Bay address.
During a search of the home police found two homemade handguns, drugs and drug related property. Newby was not charged with any drug-related offences.
The court heard that further CCTV footage from along Captain Cook Pde showed Newby and two others walking down the street earlier the same morning.
A silver handgun is visible in Newby's hand.
A short time later the footage shows Newby put his hand in his pocket and then suddenly drop to the ground.
The court heard that Newby initially told police he had been shot by a third party but went on to tell police he had accidentally shot himself.
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Newby, a boiler maker by trade, lost his job as a result of the criminal charges, is now homeless and has started using ice, the court heard.
Magistrate Ross Woodford said carrying a loaded weapon in public is a serious offence.
He noted that Newby had no similar matters on his criminal history and that he had not been before the courts since 2016.
Newby was sentenced to four months imprisonment for each offence. The sentences were suspended for 12 months.
Originally published as Tradie sentenced after shooting himself in the leg