KEARNS — Unified Police officers have called off their search for two home invasion suspects after learning that the incident was staged and a gunshot victim had shot himself, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said.
At 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Unified Police received a call from a 17-year-old male who reported that two armed men were in his home at 5292 S. Leprechaun Lane (5280 West). The call was disconnected but the 17-year-old called back after a few minutes and reported that he had been shot and the two men had fled the house.
The gunshot victim was transported to the hospital in fair condition.
When detectives processed the scene, they determined the evidence was not consistent with the teen's story. Hoyal said when detectives interviewed the victim, he admitted the gunshot wound had been self-inflicted and the home invasion had been staged.
Hoyal said detectives will now screen possible charges of filing a false police report with the district attorney. He said the 17-year-old is cooperating with police but it is not yet known why he shot himself or staged a false home invasion.
"We're still investigating that part," Hoyal said.
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