Police: Probationer charged after shooting himself in the leg

By Tom Lehman 4:13pm, October 30, 2013 - Updated 4:40pm, October 30, 2013
Markeese Lewis/Courtesy of Wilmington Police Department.
Wilmington police say a 23-year-old probationer was arrested early Wednesday morning after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Officers were called to Wilmington Hospital around 1:30 a.m. for a report of a man who was shot in the leg.

Police say the man, Markeese Lewis, told officers he was shot during a robbery but investigators later found out he accidentally shot himself in his home.

Lewis, who lives on 2600 block of N. Washington Street, is a level III probationer and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

He's in the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.


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