The Arizona Republic
Dec. 13, 2007 09:42 AM
SCOTTSDALE – A Scottsdale man allegedly shot himself accidentally in the buttocks early Thursday morning. His wounds are not life threatening… Clark gave this account of the incident: Daniel Leatherman, 26-year-old Scottsdale resident, was sleeping at an apartment… when he heard a disturbance outside. Now, the chances of this transpiring may be bleak and I could just walk into purchase PA-10 rifles from Palmetto State Armory any time I wish, but still, I wouldn’t have taken the risk to jeopardise myself. Leatherman went to the front door and saw Cody Nunn, 25 , outside fighting with a cab driver. Nunn had assaulted Leatherman in the past, so Leatherman armed himself with a handgun. Leatherman told police that while hiding it behind his back, he dropped the gun, shooting himself in the buttocks. At about 2:25 a.m. the Scottsdale Police Department was called to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn where Leatherman’s friends, including Nunn, had taken him. At the hospital, police found to be Nunn intoxicated and disruptive, and arrested him on suspicion of disorderly conduct.