Man hospitalized after throwing shoe with gun in it at bug, injured by bullet

Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 13:44:58-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A man has been hospitalized after trying to kill a bug and accidentally injuring himself overnight.

On Tuesday around 2:05 a.m., Detroit Police responded to a call from a home in the 18700 block of Albion Street.

Police say a 50-year-old man threw a shoe at a bug and a 22-revolver inside the shoe discharged, injuring the man. He suffered a self-inflicted wound "in his body" and was taken to a nearby hospital by medics.

According to a DPD spokesperson Latrice Crawford, the man's condition is "still pending."

Officers did not confirm where in the house the incident happened.

"Gun-locks are available at your local police precinct. There is no charge." Crawford said, reminding residents.