News

Iowa Man Shoots Off Finger While Cleaning Gun

View Comments
(credit: ThinkStock)

(credit: ThinkStock)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Minn. Singing Group Celebrates 25 Years
  2. Simley Football Content As Underdogs
  3. 4 Injured In Anoka Co. Car Crash
  4. Santaland Returns To Mpls. Macy's
  5. Go Green Before Black Friday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Des Moines man accidentally shot off the tip of his finger while cleaning his gun, and the blown piece hit his mother.

Steven Johnson says he inserted a magazine into the gun Sunday night and racked the slide. The 22-year-old says he did not realize the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger to make sure it worked.

A police report says the tip of Johnson’s left index finger flew across the room and hit his mother. She later drove him to a hospital and the pair was questioned.

Police say they were not able to recover the tip of Johnson’s finger.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,978 other followers