MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff’s officers say a Myrtle Creek, Ore., man was using a gun as a prop while telling a story when he fatally shot himself in the head.
Sheriff’s spokesman Dwes Hutson says deputies found 30-year-old Lee Allan Miars on the floor with a gunshot wound when they responded to a home Sunday.
He died at a Roseburg hospital.
The News-Review says witnesses told deputies that Miars was telling a story, ejected the magazine from a semiautomatic gun, put the gun near his head and fired the weapon.
The sheriff’s office says the case is being investigated as an accidental shooting.
Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com