Tuesday, 03 October 2023
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
Atchison man sentenced for LV self-shooting

(KAIR)--An Atchison man who shot himself in the hand with a pistol will serve prison time after entering two guilty pleas on March 17.

According to a release from the office of Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, 19-year-old Christian Harris pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and to a charge of interference with law enforcement.

Harris, in Leavenworth County District Court last week, received a total prison sentence of 19 months-1-year.

The release explains that on the morning of March 18, 2022, Harris arrived at the emergency room of Saint John's Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand. The Leavenworth Police Department was notified, and an officer was dispatched to the hospital to investigate how Harris received the injury. Harris told the officer he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a pistol, saying that the shooting took place behind his mother's residence in Woodland Village Apartments. When the officer confronted Harris about inconsistencies in his story, Harris changed his account of what happened. Through further investigation by the officer, it was learned that Harris was inside his mother's residence when the shooting took place.

A witness advised Harris was playing with the gun when it fired. The gun was recovered at the scene.

Harris is not permitted by law to possess a gun due to a prior conviction.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Horton woman arrested on drug, child endangerment charges
Thursday wreck injures one; officer crashes while responding
Weekend wreck leads to Brown Co charges for one
Horton man charged in July 4th Brown Co wreck
Horton City Commission selects new Chief of Police
Wednesday wrecks injure two in Atchison Co
Train cars derail, grain spills, in Atchison Co Monday
Attack on guard earns inmate extra prison
Horton Police Chief search continues
Area banker to receive national banking award
Locally Atchison earns honor; receives trolley grant
Prison sentence handed down in 2019 LV murder
City Commission sets hearing on 13 unsafe properties
Commission hears request from Redhawk Trap Club
LV pistol whip robbery earns prison
Table Rock, Neb man injured in MO wreck
More Nebraskan's uncertain about future
SCC Board does not increase property tax levy
Land gift to Peru State College approved
Candidate meet and greet set for Tuesday in Atchison

Click Here For All Stories

Sunday motorcycle crash injures one in Atchison Co
Proposed settlement agreement filed in Evergy rate case
Emergency alert test set Wednesday
Richardson County continues to explore dispatch possibilities
KS reveals latest tax collection totals
LV pistol whip robbery earns prison
Emergency radio upgrade set for Jefferson Co
Candidate meet and greet set for Tuesday in Atchison
Train cars derail, grain spills, in Atchison Co Monday
Area banker to receive national banking award
Click Here For All Stories

©2023 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
Powered by Radio Media Group