Man who shot self in hand charged with filing false report

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say a man who shot himself in the hand Tuesday morning in downtown Charleston has been charged with filing a false police report.

Officials say 20-year-old Marquise Edwards was trying to open the cylinder of a handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the hand. The incident occurred in the area of America Street and Amherst Street around 9:18 a.m.

A release states Edwards originally told police a man pointed a handgun at his face, and he was shot when he pushed the gun away.

Police say Edwards later admitted the wound was self-inflicted.

The investigation continues.

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