Hartford man arrested after shooting himself while drunk

Accused of shooting himself in hand while drunk

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Hartford man is facing gun charges after police say he accidentally shot himself in the hand while he was drunk, trying to buy a gun.  On New Year’s Day, Martin Maldonado showed up at Hartford Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left hand.  Maldonado admitted shooting himself while he was trying to buy a gun on Park Street earlier that morning.  This week a judge granted a warrant in the case and Maldonado was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.  The judge set a $50,000 bond.

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