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Lakewood Man Shoots Himself in the Leg

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lakewood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Man shot... by himself

A man was taken to the after he shot himself in the leg at around 11 a.m. Aug. 5. The man, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, told police that he was cleaning his weapon when it discharged, shooting his leg. The man said he didn’t know how it happened, given that the chamber was empty.

Man arrested for trying to ‘grab’ 12-year-old girl

A man was arrested and charged with child enticement after he tried to "grab" a 12-year-old girl as she walked along Franklin Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The girl got away, but she told her grandmother about the incident, who called police. Officers caught up with the man minutes later. 

Drunken man robbed

An intoxicated man called 911 and told police that he had been robbed at a park around 4 am. Aug. 3, however he didn’t know which park — or in which city — he was in. The call was traced to a park in Cleveland.

Bullet casing found

A spent bullet casing was found on the sidewalk near on Dowd Avenue at around 9 a.m. Aug. 3.

Car crash

An early morning car crash disturbed some neighbors in the 12900 block of Clifton Boulevard at around 2:50 a.m. Aug. 4. Two cars collided, causing damage to each, however no injuries were reported.

For questions about this blotter, email colin.mcewen@patch.com.

John Kopecky August 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Obviously this guy didn't follow the four rules of firearm safety. I'm guessing he merely "racked the slide" instead of visually checking for an empty chamber. It's something that happens now and then when shooters of all skill levels get complacent. Heck, this probably happens to a few cops a year throughout the states. For the unintiated, the four rules are: RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET Some semi-auto handguns require the owner to actually pull the trigger to disassemble the handgun. Obviously this step shouldn't be done until double and triple checking that the chamber is clear before performing this step.
Peter Bruce Photo August 08, 2012 at 06:20 PM
HELP NEEDED PLEASE I am looking at moving to Cleveland and looking at the Lakewood area. Could people out there be kind enough to give me the pros and cons of living there. peterbrucephotography@gmail.com Thanks so much in adavance Peter
Sandy August 09, 2012 at 01:37 AM
He's lucky he didn't shoot himself in the eye. Ralphie!!
bill August 10, 2012 at 04:02 AM
lakewood is going down hill fast...too many housing choice vouchers --especially in ward 4 (east side) --which, in theory, can be a good thing since it help out the poor folks...but its a bad thing if you own a home you because it lowers the median income which in turn lowers property value , raises crime, and brings (generally) less educated neighbors to your area. lakewood is becoming part of ghetto cleveburgh rather than becoming an affluent suburb. i suggest that you move to cities west of lakewood.
mike December 18, 2012 at 05:37 AM
accidents do happen its also happens to officers gun goes off

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