Man accidentally shoots himself during Colorado Springs traffic stop

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man accidentally shot himself while fumbling with a gun during a police traffic stop, Colorado Springs police said.

Police had pulled over a black Honda early Sunday near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard a single shot, according to the Gazette.

“Officer Csikesz observed the driver’s side door open and heard a pop that sounded like a gunshot,” police said in a news release. “The male driver then fell out of the driver’s seat onto the ground, stating he had shot himself.”

The man, 22-year-old Geordan Morris, was hospitalized. He was expected to survive.

He faces charges of drug possession and other crimes.


  • Judy

    How do we know this what happened? All police should have body cameras. Bloomberg is fighting hard here in Colorado to take our guns. He said this town is only dirt roads, remember?

  • Clarence

    Why would ANYONE touch a gun when they are pulled over by any law enforcement? Common sense tells me that he had “BAD” intentions.

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