On 07-15-12 at approximately 2200 hrs. OFC. Michael Conover responded to the Emergency Room at FMH. Hospital staff reported a subject checking in with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. The subject stated he was cleaning a handgun when it discharged striking him in the right leg just below the knee. Further investigation into the incident revealed the shooting occurred in the unit block of Davis Ave. in Frederick. Officers responded to the residence and recovered evidence related to the incident. The FPD Crime Scene Unit and CID were also called to the scene to continue the investigation. The victim is a 46 year old male, he was admitted to FMH for further treatment of a non-life threatening injury.
Press release prepared by Sgt. B.C. DeGrange