Man going to jail for shooting himself in the leg

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A McDonald’s assistant manager who brought a loaded gun to work and then accidentally shot himself was handed a three-and-a-half year prison sentence on Thursday.

The Buffalo News reports that prosecutors say Akeem Wallace brought a gun to the fast foot restaurant on Grider Street. While the 23-year-old was talking to people in the dining room, the weapon went off, hitting Wallace in the leg.

He justified bring the gun to work because the restaurant kept getting robbed and said he had once been shot at a bus stop.

The judge noted Wallace has no prior criminal record and imposed the minimum sentence for second degree weapon possession. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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