Schenectady County

Police say man shot himself while fleeing burglary

The man injured this week as police investigated a burglary shot himself accidentally while fleeing
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The man injured this week as police investigated a burglary shot himself accidentally while fleeing authorities, police said this afternoon.

Eshon Guy, 32, of Strong Street, was charged today with first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

The arrest follows two others, with all three accused of taking part in the burglary attempt at 309 Front St. just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Guy was found in the backyard of 16 Jefferson St., shot in the lower leg, police said.

“He actually shot himself when he was running,” police spokesman Officer Kevin Green said.

Approaching officers heard the shot and subsequently heard him screaming. “The shot pretty much stopped him,” Green said.

He was at the foot of a fence, which he might have been trying to scale at the time of the shooting, Green said. The fence was broken at that point.

Guy was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. He was released Thursday. Authorities waited until he was released to question and charge him.

Police previously charged Jermel Hawkins, 31, of Duane Avenue, and Jerome Jordan, 28, of Madison Avenue, in connection with the burglary. Both were captured by police near the scene of the burglary, Hawkins after a brief foot chase.

Hawkins was charged with second-degree burglary and resisting arrest, while Jordan was charged with second-degree burglary.-

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