Police: Man shoots himself, crashes into St. Louis County home

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 8:15 AM

(KMOV ) – A man is in the hospital after he was shot in the leg before crashing into a home in Jennings late Monday night.

Authorities told News 4 the man shot himself, then crashed his car into the garage of a home near the intersection of Old Halls Ferry and Sumter.

The man was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

Authoriies said the man initially told police he was shot in the leg near the Shop n’ Save grocery store in the 9500 block  of Lewis and Clark Road in Moline Acres. But authorities said they later discovered he lied. 

It was not known exactly where he was shot or why he fled to Jennings following the shooting.

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