AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV) – An Affton man accidentally shoots himself with a handgun before the victim’s friend attempts to hide the weapon from police.
Around midnight, police were called to the 8500 block of Philo Avenue for a report of an accidental shooting. The 21-year-old man was attempting to use a bullet meant for a different caliber handgun when he claims the gun then went off. He was shot in the hand.
When officers were questioning the injured victim; a second male subject in the house lied to police about the whereabouts of the weapon and various details of the incident.
Police later located the weapon hidden in the home before taking the second man into custody.
No formal charges have been filed at this time.