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Pinellas detectives investigate apparent accidental shooting in Pasadena

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 04:13:26-04

A Tampa firefighter/paramedic accidentally shot his girlfriend while she was driving in Pasadena Saturday night, Pinellas County sheriff's deputies said.

Logan D. McClain, 39, of St. Petersburg, was a passenger in a 2012 Toyota pickup truck driven by his fiancee, Mareth C. Reum, about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. 

McClain and Reum were near their residence when McClain went to retrieve his handgun from the center console, a sheriff's office report said. The handgun discharged, striking Reum in the right thigh. 

McClain assessed the injury, rendered aid and placed Reum in the back seat of the pickup before driving her toward Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital.

Someone saw McClain place Reum into the back seat of the pickup at the intersection of Pasadena Avenue South and Park Street in Pasadena and called law enforcement.

According to the sheriff's report, the couple was stopped by St. Petersburg police in the 5700 block of Central Avenue before they arrived at the hospital. Reum was taken the rest of the way by ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

McClain has a valid concealed carry permit, detectives said. Foul play does not appear to be a factor.

The investigation continues.