ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say they believe Corey Jackson, 18, who said he was the victim of a shooting earlier this week, actually caused the injury to himself.
According to police, officers were called to a local hospital on Wednesday, May 10th for a walk-in shooting victim.
Jackson reportedly told police that he had been walking near a convenience store when someone shot him in the ankle.
But as officers investigated, they came to believe Jackson accidentally shot himself at his home.
Authorities also found a shotgun, ammunition, and a spent shell casing at Jackson’s home.
Investigators said they found a loaded handgun with an extended magazine, and an automatic switch — an illegal device which classifies the weapon as a machine gun.
He was charged with Possession of a Machine Gun, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Discharge, and Child Endangerment.