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Detroit police: Man throws shoe with gun in it at cockroach, bullet strikes him in foot

American Cockroach (Gary Alpert at the English language Wikipedia)
American Cockroach (Gary Alpert at the English language Wikipedia)

DETROIT – A man trying to kill a cockroach ended up with a bullet wound in his foot Tuesday morning at a home in the 18700 block of Albion Street in Detroit. 

Police said the 50-year-old man, who uses a wheelchair, threw his shoe at the cockroach in an effort to kill the bug. However, his revolver was inside the shoe. The gun fell out of the shoe, discharged and a bullet struck him in his foot. 

His condition is not known at this time. 

Detroit police respond to a man who said he accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a cockroach on March 19, 2019 at a home on Albion Street. (WDIV)
Detroit police respond to a man who said he accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a cockroach on March 19, 2019 at a home on Albion Street. (WDIV)

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