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A 15 year-old boy who shot himself in the abdomen in late March has been arrested for possession of the firearm.

Desmond Lindsey, of Racine, was being driven to the hospital by his cousin on March 24 for the bullet wound in his abdomen, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

They were pulled over in Mount Pleasant. A detective interviewed the cousin and another individual in the car.

Originally, the witnesses told police that Lindsey was shot by an unknown assailant dressed in black. But later the same witness told police that Lindsey shot himself.

Eventually, it was revealed that an unidentified individual was at the apartment where Lindsey and the witnesses were trying to start a fight. Lindsey went to get a gun, and that’s when he accidentally shot himself.

Lindsey is charged with possessing a firearm as an adjudicated delinquent of a felony.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.