UPDATE: Police believe Charleston, WV robbery suspect shot himself in the foot
Two men are being charged with malicious wounding and robbery after police say they robbed and hit two men with pistols in Charleston, WV.
According to a criminal complaint, Darius Rose and Grant Patterson used pistols to hit and rob William Nice and Mark Richards. Richards had to get 10 staples in his head from the beating. Nice received abrasions on the left side of his face.
During the robbery Patterson shot himself in the foot.
Charleston police are investigating a violent robbery.
It happened on the 11-hundred block of Livingston Avenue around 1 a.m.
Police said the suspect pistol-whipped and tried to rob two men this morning.
During the robbery, police believe the suspect accidentally shot himself in the foot. Another man drove the suspect to the hospital, but not before they crashed their vehicle nearby, police said.
Shortly after, the two victims also showed to the hospital complaining of head and other injuries.
Detectives are interviewing all people involved right now.
Charges are pending against the robbery suspect, they said.
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