Newark Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

by Emily Baird on July 3, 2010 at 3:31 am

A Newark man is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center after police say he accidentally shot himself.

Crews were initially called to 1614 Crystal Court, Apartment F, and found 40-year-old Christopher Harvey on the floor of the garage with one gunshot wound to his head. He was taken by Medflight to the hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Steve Baum says after gathering witness statements, they indicate Harvey was showing off the gun and how the safety worked. He says Harvey pulled the trigger a number of times without the gun going off, but when he put it up to his head, the weapon discharged.

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the incident.