Police: Man moves Glock, shoots self

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Southfield man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself.

Birmingham Police Deputy Chief Mark Clemence tells the Detroit Free Press the 45-year-old heating and air-conditioning company employee was on a job Tuesday when he moved a .40-caliber Glock pistol in his pants, causing it to discharge.

Clemence says the man shot himself in the penis but the incident could have been much worse because "it's a big bullet."

A co-worker drove the unidentified man to the hospital.

Clemence says the man had a permit to carry the gun but may still face reckless discharge of a firearm charges.

The city's prosecutor is expected to review the case.

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