U.S. Navy SEALs in training. (U.S. Navy)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Navy officials have confirmed that a Navy SEAL
who accidentally shot himself in the head has died.
Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frank Magallon tells the U-T San Diego
that Petty Officer 3rd Class Gene "Geno" Clayton, Jr. was taken
off life support on Saturday. He is survived by his parents and
San Diego police were called on Thursday after the accident.
Police say Clayton had gone to a bar and brought a woman back to
his apartment and was showing her guns when he put a pistol to his
head, believing it was unloaded, and pulled the trigger.
Paramedics took Clayton to a San Diego hospital where he was
placed on life support.
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