TPD: Man accidentally shoots himself in the leg

Posted at 11:06 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 12:36:47-04

TULSA - A man was hospitalized Wednesday after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Police say an ex-convict was driving northbound on Highway 169 near 11th Street when he saw an unrelated traffic stop.

The man then pulled up next to the officer making the traffic stop and claimed someone shot him in the leg.

Upon further investigation, police discovered the man accidentally shot himself in the leg while adjusting a gun he was carrying on his lap.

After shooting himself, police say the man threw the gun out the window.

The man will likely be arrested because according to police, he is an ex-convict and it's illegal for him to have a gun.

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