Building inspector accidentally shot himself inside Warren City Hall

WARREN (WXYZ) - A 62-year-old building inspector for the city of Warren is recovering after he accidentally shot himself inside City Hall.

It happened Friday morning in a public bathroom stall as the inspector, who licensed to carry a concealed firearm, was returning his 45 caliber semi-automatic to its holster.

The bullet entered his hip and traveled down his leg. We're told two bullet fragments were lodged near his knee.

He is now recovering at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where he underwent surgery.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says there is no policy prohibiting city employees, who are also licensed to carry concealed firearms, from carrying guns on city time. But Fouts say he will have their city attorney review the matter.


Print this article Back to Top