Man critical after accidental shooting

Asia Ashley Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

A man was flown to a hospital from West Point Sunday after police say he accidentally shot himself in the head.

According to a West Point Police Department press release, officers responded to the 1200 block of E 11th Street at about 11:51 a.m. Sunday and discovered Altaveious Tymaine Carr, 18, with a gunshot wound to the right temple area.

Police determined that the victim was in his bedroom at the location playing with a .22 caliber revolver when the gun was accidentally discharged by the victim with the bullet striking him in the right temple area. The victim was conscious and alert and was able to provide details to officers on the scene.

Carr was transported by helicopter to the Columbus Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.