DANBURY — The owner of the Exxon off of North Main Street was arrested Monday after police said he accidentally fired a shotgun while inspecting the gun behind the gas station.

Jaheed Jamal, 29, was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm around 1:30 p.m., court records show.

Luckily, no one was injured in the shooting, Lt. Detective Mark Williams said Thursday morning. Jamal had recently purchased the gun legally and brought it with him to the station.

“In the process of familiarizing himself with the gun, he had an accidental discharge,” near the rear of the building, he said.

Witnesses saw the shooting from the Interstate 84 West exit ramp, and told authorities the gun was pointed towards the woods when it went off, Williams said. The woods are in the direction of the highway, he added.

The gun, a Stevens 320, was seized by police at the scene.

Police collected four live shells and a spent shell casing, and logged them into evidence, court records show.

Jamal was also charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace. He is due to return to court Nov. 14 after posting $1,000 bond.