In Adrian, Michigan, three people were jailed after they lied and told police their friend’s gunshot wound was from a robbery, reports lenconnect.com.
After the men dropped the robbery story, they admitted to police that the victim had asked to be shot in the leg in order to collect Social Security Disability benefits.
Adrian police are looking for the 18-year-old who was shot. The 21-year-old man who shot him was jailed on June 21, hours after the incident. On June 22, the two others involved were arrested.
The three men were arraigned on felony charges of conspiracy to make a false report. Police put together a story that began as a spur of the moment plan for the men to rob someone that they believed had a large amount of marijuana. When they could not find their robbery target, the 18-year-old asked them to shoot him in the leg.
The men tried to treat his wound, but at about 3 a.m. the next day, they drove him to the hospital, where they told police that they were robbed. When confronted with evidence that proved that they were lying, they changed their story. The .22 caliber revolver used in the shooting was recovered.
The three men are schedule for a hearing on July 2.
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