Man tells police he shot himself after gun jammed

Published: Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 12:10 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

A man said he accidentally shot himself when a gun he bought on the street jammed.

Police met up with the 36-year-old after he showed up at Miami Valley Hospital Saturday afternoon, according to the Dayton police report.

He was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. He told police it happened in a creek area off Norris Drive, according to the report.

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The man reported he went there to test fire a gun he had bought from a man named, “Crack Head Dave,” according to the report.

The gun jammed on him, and it discharged as he worked to dislodge the bullet, according to the report.

Police said the man reported he threw the gun into the creek and had his wife drive him to the hospital.

Officers never found the gun and police did not pursue charges.