Spotsy Authorities Say Man Shot Himself–Was Not Shot By Others

(Spotsylvania)- The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office says a white man who said he was shot by two black men had actually shot himself. Deputies responding to a report of a shooting at the Econo Lodge Saturday night found 23-year-old Eric Jones with a gunshot wound to his leg. Jones told the deputies that two black men had approached him outside, and one of them had shot him. Detectives began interviewing witnesses, and determined that there were no suspects and Jones had shot himself. A search of Jones’ motel room yielded a stolen gun. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, felony receiving stolen property, reckless handling of a firearm and filing a false police report.