A man who shot himself in the thigh in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Monday was arrested on suspicion of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, among other crimes, a police spokesman said today. San Francisco resident Darryl Ian Brown, 41, was arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, as well as for shooting into an inhabited dwelling, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
Brown also had multiple outstanding warrants, Esparza said. Witnesses reported to police that the suspect was seen on the fourth floor of a building in the 300 block of Ellis Street around 11:25 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police they heard a gunshot and then found Brown suffering from a gunshot wound to his thigh.
Brown was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury that is not thought to be life-threatening. Upon release from the hospital, Brown was booked into San Francisco County Jail, police said. Esparza said it remains unclear why Brown shot himself in the thigh and said that the incident remains under investigation.
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