Posted by Bossip Staff
Livesteez reports that Mychal Bell accidentally capped himself recently:
One of the teenagers arrested in the “Jena Six” case has been taken to the hospital after shooting himself in the chest police say. Monroe, Louisiana, police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten says Mychal Bell’s wound isn’t life-threatening.
Wooten says the 18-year-old wounded himself around 7:40 p.m. in Monroe. He’s been staying with a foster family there, reports The Associated Press. Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of his arrest last week on a shoplifting charge. Bell was arrested Christmas Eve and booked on a shoplifting charge, police said Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. He was freed on $1,300 bond following his arrest at a mall in Monroe, La. He also was booked on charges of resisting arrest and simple assault.
He was one of six black teens charged with beating a white classmate at Jena High School in December 2006. The case aggravated racial tensions in the central Louisiana town and led to a massive civil rights demonstration. Bell pleaded guilty in juvenile court to a charge of second-degree battery for the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Well, we’re glad to hear that young blood is ok. But seriously, this cat is obviously not too bright. Who the f*k cleans a loaded gun? Duh.