NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man will face gun charges after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
New Haven police say 23-year-old Cameron Wright originally told officers he’d been shot at a bodega while trying to buy drugs.
Police responded Sunday evening to Yale-New Haven Hospital after Wright was admitted for a gunshot wound.
He told police he thought he’d heard fireworks and later realized he’d been shot. Witnesses told officers they hadn’t heard any gunshots.
Police say Wright eventually told them a gun in his pocket had gone off.
Wright told police a friend disposed of the gun. Detectives haven’t recovered it.
Police say Wright will face charges of carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment in the first degree.