Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:00 PM by Ben Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 1:08 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department say a man who claimed he was shot by a burglar on Monday actually shot himself in the shoulder.
24-year-old Nicholas Kelley originally told officers that he came home to find his house on Deforrest St. unlocked and came face-to-face with a ski mask wearing man carrying his own gun, according to police.
The department also said officers were told his wife had left the front door unlocked as she went to a convenience store then came home to find her wounded husband.
Kelley was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Police rushed to his home where they found no evidence of a gunman or burglary.
Yesterday, the husband and wife invited a KRIS 6 News reporter into their home to talk about what happened that day. However, by 6pm police had informed us they did not believe his version of events.
In a follow-up visit by reporter Mike Manzoni in which he asked about the comment by police, Kelley screamed foul language and told Manzoni, "I'll f***ing blast your a**!"
Authorities said they are still investigating the orginal incident. They tell us Kelley may face charges pending a review by the District Attorney's office. According to police, Kelley could face a charge of filing a false report which is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
For now, there's no indication why Kelley may have shot himself.
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