- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man called 911 after he was shot in the leg with his own weapon while robbing a Springfield home.

Springfield police officers found Casey Michael Carlson in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Investigators say Carlson, 24, was armed with the gun when he allegedly forced his way into a house shortly before 1 a.m. and encountered the homeowner.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Eqmtwi ) the gun went off as Carlson fought with the homeowner. After being shot, Carlson staggered outside and called 911.

Carlson was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery. The homeowner received minor injuries.

Police say Carlson will likely be charged with first-degree robbery.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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