From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
A man is dead and detectives are investigating following an accidental shooting in Darlington on Saturday afternoon. Deputies from the Northern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3700 block of Berkley Road in Darlington on Saturday afternoon for the report of an accidental shooting.
Upon arrival, shortly before 1 p.m., deputies located the victim, identified as Ronald Metzger, 33, lying in a garage with a gunshot wound to the torso. EMS personnel transported the victim to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for treatment, where the victim was pronounced dead. Investigators from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded to continue the investigation. Through investigation, it was determined Metzger was showing a shotgun to a friend when the gun was accidentally discharged.
Metzger’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is continuing the investigation. No further details are available at this time.