Shotgun, plumbers putty mishap injures McLoud man

A McLoud man suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his abdomen Thursday night when he fired a shotgun shell filled with plumbers putty into his stomach. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said the man, age 21, told deputies he took the BB pellets out of a shotgun shell and replaced them with plumbers putty to make a different bullet. From there, Palmer said the man test fired several rounds on items outside and they did pretty good. “He decided to see what it would do to himself if he put a pillow between him and the gun,” Palmer said. The man allegedly shot at himself without a problem, so Palmer said he tried the experiment without the pillow.

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Shooting death: Man shot, killed by homeowner

A Shawnee man was shot and killed by a homeowner late Wednesday night at a rural home on Old Highway 270 near Shawnee. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a homicide, but no arrests have been made. It will be up to the district attorney’s office to review the case and determine if charges are warranted or if the shooting falls under Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law.

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