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Accidental shooting could lead to charges

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Posted at 1:38 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 14:38:03-04
A Sarpy County man could face charges after accidentally shooting himself in the leg last evening.
 
Deputies and Omaha Firefighters were called to a home near 147th and Echo Hills drive around 6:15 Monday night after 40 year old Shawn Capps shot himself while trying to install a homemade stock on a 12 gauge short shotgun in the garage. Deputies say during the installation Capps slammed the shotgun on the ground and a round discharged into his right thigh. Capps was taken to Nebraska Medicine where he underwent surgery and remains in intensive care due to his injuries
 
Deputies returned to the home about four hours later with a search warrant. They found a small amount of methamphetamine and various types of ammunition that could belong to Capps.  
 
Once deputies complete their investigation, they plan to meet with the Sarpy County Attorney's office to discuss possible felony charges against Capps. He could face charges of Possession of a Short Shotgun, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person and Possession of a Controlled Substance.