Man Charged After Police Said He Made Up Story About Shooting

October 21, 2017


Man arrested

on gun charge

A city resident prohibited from having guns is accused of telling police someone shot him after he shot himself.

Kailon Adams, 19, 316 N. Hyde Park Ave., is charged with making false reports, firearms offenses and reckless endangerment. Police responded to his home on Oct. 1 and found him with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Adams told police he was shot at a party. Based on discrepancies in Adams’ story, police believe he had a gun tucked in his waistband that accidentally went off. He is not allowed to have a gun due to a juvenile aggravated assault charge, police said.

Adams is held in county prison in lieu of $20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.