AFRICANGLOBE – Brent Posada of Redding, Calif., told cops he was shot by a Black man, but has since recanted his story.
A White California man who told cops he’d been shot by a Black man has confessed he made the entire story up and had actually fired the gun at himself.
Officers found Brent Thomas Posada suffering from gunshot wounds at his Redding home at 8:18 p.m. on Feb. 1.
The 34-year-old claimed a Black man had approached him and pointed a gun at his head.
Posada alleged that, when he pushed the suspect’s arm to the side, the gun went off. A bullet struck him in the stomach, he added.
But when police searched the area, they found no evidence to back up his claims, reports Redding.com.
Investigators analyzed Posada’s clothes and found evidence that seemed to contradict his original statement.
Brent Posada was recalled for questioning and, on Monday, reportedly admitted to intentionally shooting himself with a high-powered air rifle.
It’s not clear why he deliberately wanted to injure himself.
Posada was not arrested for filing a false police report. But Shasta County District Attorney’s Office will now review his case, reports KRCRTV.
By: Lee Moran
White Man Shoots Himself, Blames Black Man, Doesn’t Get Arrested