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Bullet barely misses man through hotel window, Georgia man arrested

Christopher Whitley Christopher Whitley
WEST, TX (KXXV) - A Georgia man is behind bars after nearly shooting someone with a stray bullet while practicing his quick draw in a local hotel parking lot.

Police say Christopher Whitley accidentally fired off a round with his 40 caliber Glock handgun in the Extended Stay America parking lot on Woodway Dr. in Woodway.

The bullet went through a guest's window at the La Quinta Inn and Suites a few doors down. No one was hurt, but Whitley was arrested on deadly conduct charges. Police say the bullet from his gun only missed the La Quinta guest by about 18 inches.

Woodway's Assistant Police Chief Robert Smith says, "He heard the gun go off and then the window shattered.  He just said he dove down on the ground and was crawling around trying to get out the door in case another round came through the window."

The single bullet that was fired ended up going through the back wall of the hotel room and into the shower.

Based on the trajectory, officers who arrived on scene determined the round came from the direction of the Extended Stay America down the street. They found Whitley in that hotel parking lot, with the gun still in his hand.  As soon as an officer started to draw down on him, he dropped the Glock and put his hands up. 

Whitley was Immediately arrested and taken into custody.

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