This Federal Way, Washington loser couldn’t even win a Darwin Award.
A 19-year-old who allegedly purchased a stolen handgun accidentally shot himself in the abdomen following the transaction in Federal Way on Tuesday night.
Federal Way Police officers responded to the call at approximately 10:01 p.m. at 30823 18th Ave. South. Dispatch advised police that the “victim” showed up at his friend’s apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Upon arrival, the victim stated that he was at an unknown ARCO station and was shot by a black male and a Samoan male. Medics transported the male to Harborview.
Further investigation revealed that the 19-year-old met with a Samoan male to purchase a handgun. Following the completed transaction, the victim accidentally shot himself in the abdomen. His injury is considered non-life-threatening.
Police recovered the gun and found that it was listed as stolen out of Tacoma.
Authorities are now attempting to track down and arrest the seller of the gun. Maybe they’ll get a “twofer” out of this thing and get several criminals off the street at once.