Man with a dozen felonies shot himself while handling illegal gun in his home, blamed imaginary burglar

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PARMA, NY – A man convicted of twelve felonies told sheriff’s officers that his home was broken into and he was shot, but after investigating, police realized he accidentally shot himself with firearms he was not supposed to have.

On 4/25/21 at 10:24 AM, MCSO received a 911 call reporting a burglary and assault. The homeowner reported that overnight someone broke into his home and shot him.

Deputies located the individual inside the home with a gunshot wound to the upper thigh. Medical attention was provided and during the investigation, deputies discovered discrepancies in the statements the individual was providing and the evidence at the scene.


Being suspicious of the description of the incident Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and discovered both a handgun and a shotgun which were seized as the reporting person is a 12 time convicted felon that is not allowed by NYS law to possess firearms. Investigators ultimately determined that the individual had accidentally shot himself while handling the handgun and staged the incident to look like a burglary.

MCSO arrested Chad Share, 55, Parma, and charged him with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd (Class-C Felony). Share was arraigned in Parma Town Court and remanded to MCJ on No Bail

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