CPPD: Son-in-law accidentally shot man outside gun show

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — We are learning more about a shooting outside the Austin Gun Show in Cedar Park Saturday.

Police say John Glover Warden, 59, was shot inside a car in the parking lot of the Cedar Park Center shortly after 5:00 p.m. He was from Jarrell.

When the shot was fired, officials say Warden’s son-in-law, Jared Charles Priddy was handling the firearm after having reloaded it.

Warden suffered a single gunshot wound. He was taken to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where he later died.

Cedar Park police continue their investigation. At this point, they do not believe the shooting was intentional.

According to the Premiere Gun Shows website, the show scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to August 2nd and 3rd.

KXAN spoke to the show’s owner, who said that in more than 42 years of hosting the show, nothing like this has ever happened.

“It’s a tragic event,” said Tim Finucane. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

Organizers at the Cedar Park Center posted this official response on the gun show’s information page:

All of us here are deeply saddened by this tragic event. Right now, there are more questions than answers, and we and our security department are doing everything possible to assist the Cedar Park Police Department in their investigation.  We are prayerful for the immediate family and also for those who witnessed this. Very difficult. After discussions with the promoter, Premier Gun Shows have decided to reschedule Sunday’s Gun Show activities to August 2 & 3, 2014.

If you have any information regarding the shooting, please call CPPD Detective Ricky Pando at 512-260-4794.

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