Pennsylvania man shoots self in leg while running from police, officers say
WPMT / Lancaster County
Deequan Norris was running from police along the 400 block of Manor Street when he attempted to pull a handgun from the waistband of his pants, police say.

By Keith Schweigert, WPMT

LANCASTER, Pa. (WPMT) -- A 28-year-old Lancaster man was injured Saturday after he shot himself in the leg during a police chase, according to Lancaster City Police.

Deequan Norris was running from police along the 400 block of Manor Street when he attempted to pull a handgun from the waistband of his pants, police say. As he tugged at the handgun, it went off, striking Norris in the right leg, according to police.

Norris allegedly dropped the gun on the road surface and continued running across the street, before stopping and surrendering to a pursuing officer, police say. The .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

Norris was hospitalized after being taken into custody.

He was charged with one count of criminal trespass, one count of firearms not to be carried without a license, and one count of persons not to possess firearms, according to police.

The incident began around 3:49 p.m. when a homeowner contacted police about people illegally inside a condemned residence.

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