Man killed by own gun booby trap at home

A man has died after the booby trap device he set up in his home went off, shooting him fatally.

Officers in Van Buren, Maine, were called to reports of a man being shot in the early evening of Thursday.

The victim had called 911 and reported he had been hit by a weapon, the 8WAGM news service said.

A dispatched police patrol and accompanying paramedics found the man injured in his home.

After carrying out an investigation, they found that the front door of the house had been fitted with a device that shot a handgun at anyone attempting to open the door.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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