Wisconsin man shoots self after fleeing police

Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 --- 6:33 a.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A southeastern Wisconsin man is recovering after fleeing from Kenosha police and shooting himself.

The Kenosha Police Department says an 18-year-old shot himself Tuesday after officers responded to a disorderly conduct complaint. Police say he was taken to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

They say the man fled on foot and pulled a handgun from his waistband when police arrived early Tuesday. He pointed the gun at an officer, who took cover.

Police found the man in the basement of a vacant home. They tried to talk him out of the basement and heard a single gunshot. They found him on the basement stairs with a gunshot wound under his chin.

It's unclear if he has been charged.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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