Fatal shooting victim apparently shot himself accidentally

Sina WeiboPrintShare

(BCN)
A man found shot to death in his Antioch apartment on New Year’s Eve appears to have accidentally shot himself, a police sergeant said today.

Antioch police Sgt. Tony Morefield said police are investigating the death of 30-year-old Melvin Bryant Jr. as an accidental, self-inflicted shooting and that there appears to be no sign of foul play or suicide.

Police said officers responded around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday to several reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of L Street, where they found Bryant suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said investigators interviewed witnesses at the scene and recovered a handgun.

On the same night, a 26-year-old man in East Palo Alto was also found to have accidentally shot himself in the head, according to police.

He survived his injuries and was taken to a hospital. An update on that man’s condition was not immediately available this afternoon.

(Copyright 2013 Bay City News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Speak Your Mind

Connect with Facebook

*