Man shoots himself in hand while loading gun

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



A man accidentally shot himself in the hand while loading his .45 caliber pistol early Monday morning in the East Minnehaha neighborhood.

Deputies were called to 3600 N.E. 54th St. at 12:32 a.m. after Jason D. Roberts, 61, had already gone to an area hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman said.

The hospital treated and released Roberts and then reported the incident to law enforcement.

After an investigation, no charges are being recommended, Neiman said.