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Man charged after lying to police about gunshot wound

A Lafayette man has been charged with four counts, after telling police someone shot him in the hand when they say he actually shot himself.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 7:17 AM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 7:20 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Lafayette man has been charged with four counts after telling police someone shot him in the hand, but they say he actually shot himself.

On Nov. 8, James Allen, 37, was working at the Village Pantry on 4th street when he called 911 and said someone tried to rob him. He had a gunshot wound to his hand when police arrived.

After reviewing surveillance footage, police said he actually shot himself with a gun he wasn't supposed to have. Court documents say he later told police he tried to get rid of the gun before calling them.

He allegedly gave it to a friend who would take it to Chicago

Allen is accused of false informing, obstruction of justice, and two counts of carrying a handgun without a license.

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