Jones was getting in the passenger side of his car after giving an interview at a Southfield, Michigan television studio, when his .40-caliber Taurus handgun unintentionally discharged. According to a police spokesperson, "Officers heard a gunshot, approached the vehicle, asked Mr. Jones is he was okay. He was, and they also observed he had a gun in his hand."
Both Jones and his driver had guns on them. They both have concealed weapons permits from Florida which are recognized in Michigan. When asked about the incident Jones told reporters that he had been up since 4:30 a.m. and firing his gun was "an accident."