Racine man charged after allegedly showing friend his gun, friend accidentally shoots self

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine man is facing charges after police say his friend shot himself with his gun.

Anthony Berby, 22, of Racine is facing charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Obstructing an Officer. 

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that he was driving to Union Grove with Berby to buy drugs. The victim told police that when they were in the car, Berby pulled a gun from his waistband and asked the victim, who was driving, if he wanted to see it. The victim took the gun from Berby and accidentally shot himself in the leg twice.

Berby then allegedly took off running and hid the gun behind some bushes. Berby was located near where the victim shot himself. He gave police a false name and was arrested. 

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