A man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while fleeing police in Upland, Pennsylvania, according to investigators.
On Saturday, on 3rd and Main streets, police conducted a traffic stop of a white Lincoln sedan for an expired inspection. Police say they smelled marijuana from the vehicle’s interior and asked the driver, identified as Keon Williams, 20, of Chester City, to exit and provide identification.
Williams then allegedly fled the scene on foot leading to a chase through neighboring streets.
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While running away from police, Williams pulled out a gun from his waistband and accidentally shot himself in the lower body, investigators said.
Williams was given medical attention at the scene and then taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Williams’ gun was reported stolen by a neighboring jurisdiction. They also say Williams was in possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,300 at the time of the arrest.
Williams is awaiting arraignment on charges of weapons possession, narcotics possession and other related offenses.