BEAVERTON, Ore. – A man who claimed he was shot leaving his Beaverton apartment Tuesday night actually shot himself, police said.
The man, who was not identified, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital.
Initially, Beaverton police believed he had been shot by someone he knew. After about an hour and a half, they determined the truth.
An email update from police spokesman Mike Rowe to reporters said, bluntly: "SELF INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. STORY WAS MADE UP BY THE SUBJECT."
The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the 12000 block of Longhorn Lane, near Southridge High School.