The officer says Thissen told him that a woman and a black man with a gun were arguing in the parking lot and he got in between them. At that point, Thissen says he and the man began fighting and he was shot during a struggle for the gun.
Police reviewed surveillance video from a business nearby and saw nothing of the sort. They then searched Thissen’s car and found a black revolver with one fired casing in the cylinder.
Thissen was confronted with the evidence and admitted he made up the story about the black man shooting him, explaining that he accidentally shot himself. He says it happened when he was checking the gun to see if it was loaded and his thumb slipped off the hammer.
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