Local news reportsIt's unbelievable to me that you can shoot someone by accident and get away with it, but if you lie to try and cover it up you get busted. The real problem is that lying to the police doesn't cause the loss of gun rights. That would make the world a better place.
Wilkes-Barre police have filed charges in connection with an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon.
Police say Jeremy Bartz, 23, accidentally shot his friend inside the residence, but initially claimed an unknown gunman shot him while they were jogging.
Bartz is charged with providing false reports to law enforcement.
Police said Bartz accidentally shot James Marsicano, 26, in the upper leg at the home with a .40 caliber gun. The gun is owned by David Ritchie, who loaned the gun to Bartz, police said.
Initially, Bartz told police Marsicano was shot by an unknown person while they were jogging. He later recanted that claim and admitted he accidentally shot Marsicano in the leg, police said.
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