Convenience store employee shoots self in hand, lies to police

A convenience store employee, who was carrying a gun on the job, accidentally shot himself Wednesday morning, police said.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 9:50 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A convenience store employee, who was carrying a gun on the job, accidentally shot himself Wednesday morning, police said.

Around 1:35 a.m., police said 37-year-old James Allen called dispatch and reported he had been shot in the hand. He told police he was taking out the trash at the Village Pantry on South 4th Street. 

After reviewing surveillance footage, police said Allen actually shot himself in the hand. Police said Allen was taken to the hospital for treatment. The case has been forwarded to the prosecutor's office. 

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