Reid not charged
Reid was not charged according to the RTD.
The Capitol Police investigated the incident and spoke to the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney's office. Both agreed it was an accident, said Maj. Mike Jones of the Capitol Police. No charges were filed.
"Any time a weapon discharges absent a malfunction, it is considered operator error," Jones said. "Somebody made a mistake and fortunately it was not tragic."
Reid had this to say about it
The office door was shut. He said he took the .380-caliber Kel-Tec pistol out of his front coat pocket, pulled it from its case, and was pushing the button on the grip to release the magazine when it went off. The gun doesn't have a safety, he said. The slide cut his right hand between his thumb and forefinger, "so obviously I wasn't holding it correctly," he said. "When the slide comes back, it comes back off the back of the weapon and it cut my hand."
When asked if he will continue to carry Reid said "I have some soul-searching to do about that." Yes he does. This leaves a lot of questions in my mind. As I posted here I don't really think his choice of a firearm was good one. I have been looking at the blueprints of the Kel-Tec and it has an unusual safety feature that I would not trust.