Man accidentally shoots girlfriend in the buttocks on Valentine's Day, police say

Feb. 20, 2013

Oak Creek - A 24-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested for a weapons violation after he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the buttocks on Valentine’s Day.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The man called police about 5:45 p.m. to report he had accidentally shot his 21-year-old girlfriend in the buttocks with a 9-millimeter handgun. Dispatchers helped the man tend his girlfriend's wounds until police and paramedics arrived.

The woman was taken to the hospital. The report did not state the severity of her injuries but police confirmed they were not life-threatening.

After the man was questioned at the police station he was arrested on a state charge of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

He has not yet been charged.

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