Florida Cyclist Dies After Gun in Pocket Goes Off Accidentally

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A cyclist died after accidentally shooting himself on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Troy Earl Smith Jr., 25, was found lying on a street in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a gunshot wound to the chest. He later was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

After reviewing video from nearby businesses and talking to witnesses, detectives determined that Smith was riding his bike when the handgun he was carrying in his jacket pocket discharged.

- Shamar Walters

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