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February 28, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Teen hurt while extracting bullet’s gunpowder; claimed to be shot

Injuries sustained to a 16-year-old Kitsap teen, who originally reported he’d been shot, turned out to have been accidentally self-inflicted, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

The teen told a foster parent on Monday that he had been shot by an unknown person after getting off a school bus, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Kitsap County sheriff’s patrol deputies, along with medic crews from Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, responded. The boy was transported to Tacoma General Hospital for emergency medical care.

Over the next couple of days, however, detectives learned that the boy had recently stolen a gun and ammunition from a family member, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said the 16-year-old was injured while he was trying to remove gunpowder from a bullet casing with pliers and the round’s primer ignited, spraying metal into his abdomen.

The teen was arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked into the Kitsap County juvenile detention center on investigation of making a false report.

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