Police: Man facing multiple charges after shooting self in foot

The suspect "wanted to know what it felt like to be shot"

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man is facing multiple charges after shooting himself in the foot Wednesday evening, according to police.

Police said the incident happened around 7 p.m. on Chicory Court, which is in the area of Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard in northeastern Colorado Springs.

The suspect, Adam Hirtle, told police he had shot himself in the foot in his garage. Hirtle told officers “he wanted to know what it felt like to be shot.” He told police he had taken his boot off, shot it, put it back on, and then intentionally shot himself in the foot.

Police said Hirtle’s injuries were not life-threatening, and no one else was injured.

Hirtle was charged with prohibited use of weapons, reckless endangerment, and child abuse.

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