Local resident is accused of taking a number of items from another man, including $500 in cash before accidentally shooting himself at some point after the alleged theft

Casper, WY – According to the police report, his name is Cameron Hopper and he is charged with possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent, theft and unlawful contact.

The most serious charge, possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent, is punishable by up to five years behind bars. Hopper attempted to sell a .22 revolver earlier in the evening. The alleged victim reportedly considered buying it but took his money back.

Police searched an apartment associated with Hopper. While they found empty .22 shells, they did not find an actual handgun. They did observe blood and an empty handgun holster.

A resident in the apartment told police that Hopper barged in and complained about being shot.

The affidavit states that Hopper was taken to Wyoming Medical Center where it was confirmed that he suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg.

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