Colorado Springs man says he accidentally shot himself in the finger while cleaning gun

Man had been drinking at the time of the shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs man says he shot himself in the finger Saturday night while cleaning his gun.

Joshua T. Crabtree called police around 11:15 p.m. to his home on the 500 block of S Hancock Ave. Crabtree said he had been cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off, shooting him in the left index finger.

Crabtree was taken to Memorial Hospital with a serious, but non-life threatening injury.

Crabtree was arrested in connection with the incident, but police have not said what charges, if any, will be filed.

Police say Crabtree had been drinking at the time of the shooting.