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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)

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)

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