DeKalb County man shoots himself in standoff

SYLVANIA, Ala. (AP) - A DeKalb County man who shot himself twice during a standoff with deputies and police at Sylvania has been charged with reckless endangerment.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said 24-year-old Kenneth Wayne Foshee of Sylvania shot himself once in each leg Wednesday night before he surrendered and was taken to a Birmingham hospital.

He remained at the hospital Thursday, but wasn't listed in its computer system Friday.

Harris said deputies and police arrived at the Whitfield Trailer Park about 6:30 p.m. shortly after receiving a 911 call that Foshee had shot himself in front of some children before going into his mobile home.

A decision to evacuate residents was made after officers received information that he had several weapons and threatened to kill himself.

The sheriff said he was grateful the tense situation ended without others being harmed.

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