Deputies responded to the Medical Center, Navicent Health on Saturday after receiving a call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Bibb incident report.
The man told the responding deputy that he was sitting on toilet and trying to clear his pistol. He dropped the magazine and was attempting to ride the hammer forward when it slipped and fired.
He said the round entered his leg. When his wife came in, he asked her if she was alright and then they found he had been shot below the kneecap.
He was not charged.