BURLINGTON, Iowa. (KWQC) - UPDATE 12/4: The Burlington Police Department has released that 18-year-old Anthony James Kennedy has been arrested on False Report charges.
Police say Kennedy originally told police he was shot during an attempted robbery in an alley, however, police discovered the shooting took place inside Kennedy's apartment.
On Monday, Dec. 3, Kennedy was arrested by the police department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit on two Des Moines County warrants. The warrants were for False Report to a Public Entity and a Pretrial Violation on original charges of 3rd-degree Burglary and Trafficking Stolen Weapons.
Investigation shows the False Reports charge stems from the previous incident where Kennedy told police he was injured during an attempted robbery. Police say they determined through witness statements and physical evidence that the robbery attempt had not happened and the gunshot wound was from an accidental discharge.
Kennedy is being held at the Des Moines County Correctional Center on $17,000 bond.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
ORIGINAL 11/24: According to Burlington Police, one person is hurt after a shooting in Burlington, Iowa. Reports say, on Saturday, November 24th, 18-year-old Anthony James Kennedy arrived at a hospital in West Burlington in a private vehicle around 10 A.M. with a gunshot wound to his hand.
Police say Kennedy originally told officers he was the victim of an attempted robbery in an alley, but officers later determined the shooting took place in Kennedy's apartment at 109 South 6th Street in Burlington.
Kennedy's injury is non-life threatening.
The incident is currently under investigation. Police say there is no imminent threat to the community at this time.
If you have any information, call the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8366 or the Greater Burlington Area Crime Stoppers at (319) 753-6835.