Friday, June 2, 2017

UPDATE: Man Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Himself In Washington Sq. Park

Police cordoned off Washington Square Parkentrances and nearby streets were closed off for several hours early this morning while they searched for the weapon.  (Photo: Candace McCowan via twitter)


By Geoffrey Croft

Police have arrested Jermaine Hatchett, a 38-year-old Manhattan resident after he shot himself in Washington Square Park early Firday morning.

He has close to a dozen arrests including several for robbery.

Police responded to call at 5:16am. The injured man was found near the southwest corner of the park.  

He initailly told police that another man shot him.  

Upon further investigation police determined that he shot himself in the left leg.   Video surveillance  showed the man shot himself.   

He was removed to Bellevue Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.  

The park was closed for several hours while police searched for the discarded weapon.

Investigators recovered Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun from a sewer grate on the western end of the park near Washington Square West after it was tossed.

Hatchett is charged with Reckless Endangerment and  Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

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Eyewitness News - June 2, 2017  

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