Convicted Felon Shoots Himself in the Leg

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:19 p.m.


A convicted felon armed with a stolen firearm shoots himself in the leg.

On August 31, 2020, around 5:41 p.m., in the area of Wellesley Avenue and C Street, a caller phoned 911 to report a child had shot himself on the inside of his leg. A citizen placed a belt around the subject’s leg to control the bleeding while another citizen took control of the handgun awaiting officers.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered it wasn’t a child, it was an adult who was injured. Eric D. Denny (19), a convicted felon, had shot himself. Medics began treatment on scene then transported Denny to an area hospital for what appeared to be a non-life threatening injury.

The firearm Denny possessed had been reported stolen in a Spokane County burglary from the area of 18400 E. 4th Avenue. #2020-10112106.

Denny cannot legally possess firearms due to being a convicted felon and as a respondent on a No Contact Order. Denny’s felony convictions are: Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd degree, Burglary 2nd degree, Assault 3rd degree, and Robbery 2nd degree.

After Denny was cleared by medical staff, he was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st degree and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

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