Savannah man charged in self-inflicted shooting

Savannah man charged in self-inflicted shooting

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Savannah say a man accused of lying to authorities after accidentally shooting himself has been charged with providing false information to police, obstruction and other offenses.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says 21-year-old Deaussey Ladarius Mungin accidentally shot himself in the finger Monday and told police he was wounded when someone fired at him from a passing vehicle.

Miller says police didn't find the crime scene, thought the wound was self-inflicted and asked him to submit to a gun residue test. Mungin instead checked himself out of the hospital and ran.

Miller says ammunition fell out of his sweater and police also found marijuana when he was arrested.

Mungin was also charged with violating his probation and drug offenses. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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