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Blotter: Man hospitalized after gun discharges in pocket

A man was transported to Denton Regional Medical Center after a .22-caliber Magnum handgun discharged in his jacket pocket and he sustained an injury to his leg early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the 1100 block of Audra Lane. The man told police that he had the gun in his jacket pocket and when he put his hand in his pocket, the gun fired.

When officers arrived, they found that the man had wrapped his jacket around his leg and tightened it with a belt to act as a bandage.

Police reported that the man was alert and talking and said that the shot was accidental. Paramedics were called in and they transported the injured man to the medical center, according to the report.

Other reports

1400 block of Dallas Drive — A man from Memphis, Tenn., reported on Saturday that more than $300 in purchases had been made in Denton and two other cities using his account numbers, according to a police report.

The man told police that he hadn’t been in Texas for years and he was unsure how someone could have gotten his account numbers.

The man told police that he still had all of his credit cards in his possession, according to the police report.

The case is still open and under investigation.

2900 block of University Drive — A caller reported seeing a woman assaulting her fiance early Saturday morning, according a police report.

When an officer arrived at the scene, the victim said he did not want to press charges against his fiancee, who had already left.

Officers reported that the man suffered multiple injuries, but he refused to cooperate with the investigation.

According to the report, the man refused to give officers his fiancee’s identity or her whereabouts.

The man told police he didn’t want her to get into any trouble.

The case is still open and pending investigation.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).