- Associated Press - Monday, February 22, 2021

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport teenager has been arrested after he accidentally shot himself in the arm and then lied about it, police said Monday.

Detectives responded to a report of a shooting at 1:15 p.m. Sunday and found Kahlis Parker, 19, with a gunshot wound to the left arm, Capt. Kevin Gilleran told the Connecticut Post.

Gilleran said Parker accidentally shot himself but lied about the circumstances of the shooting to avoid arrest.

Parker was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, then was arrested once he was released from the hospital, police said. He faces charges including carrying a pistol without a permit, stealing a firearm, interfering with a police officer and illegal discharge of a firearm.

It wasn’t clear if Parker had an attorney who could comment on the charges.



No one else was injured in the shooting, police said.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide