Accused Burglar Shoots Self In Face With Stolen Gun

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Dalhart, Texas - A Dalhart teenager is in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself with what police say was a stolen gun.

Officers say it all started with a home burglary on Osceola Tuesday afternoon. They believe several weapons were taken.

When police received a call a 16-year-old had been shot in the face, they say they figured out he was one of two teenagers who had stolen those weapons. They say the gun accidentally went off when he was handling it.

Those stolen weapons have been recovered.

The other teenager beleived to be involved, a 17 year old boy, has been arrested.