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Roy man admits gunshot wound was self-inflicted

ROY, Utah (AP) — A Roy man who initially reported being shot while trying to stop a crime has admitted to lying to authorities.

The Standard-Examiner reports that Roy police said that the man deliberately shot himself in the leg.

According to investigators, he was found Tuesday in a vehicle that was stopped in an intersection.

The man had a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to a hospital.

He told police that an unknown man had shot him as he tried to stop a crime in progress.

But investigators found no evidence of a shooting in their search of the area.

A search warrant for his car turned up a gun that police believe was used in the shooting.

The man’s name was not released.

Information from: Standard-Examiner,