Teen Shot Self After Blaming Drive-By in St. Mary's County

11:08 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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GREAT MILLS, Md. (WUSA) --The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations says a teen falsely testified about being shot during a drive-by.

After an investigation, police determined that the 15-year-old shot himself while holding a gun on Friday.

The teen originally told police that he and two other teens were walking in the West Westbury neighborhood when a small car drove up to them and fired shots at the trio.

Investigators say the teen said it was a drive-by shooting to cover-up the accidental discharge of the gun. He received non-life threatening injures.

Charges are pending, the State's Attorney's Office and Department of Juvenile Services are reviewing the case. 

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