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Man shoots self with stolen gun

By Joe Vigil 6:55 AM December 24, 2013

According to troopers, a 33-year-old man was drinking and driving with a stolen pistol before accidentally shooting himself in the knee Friday night.

ANCHORAGE – A little booze and a gun resulted in a shooting in Kodiak, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to troopers, a 33-year-old man stole a pistol from a car Friday night, then started drinking and driving around with another man, 25. The gun went off, troopers said, and struck the 33-year-old in the knee. Shrapnel also hit his passenger.

The man, who has not yet been publicly identified, told hospital staff he fell at a construction site.

Troopers said they expect a number of charges to be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

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