Fearing he was about to be mugged, a Milwaukee man shot himself

(NYDAILYNEWS) – Stop or I’ll shoot — myself.

A Milwaukee man may have beaten robbers to the punch by capping himself, according to theGreen Bay Press Gazette.

The unidentified 20-year-old shooter, who was also the victim, reportedly told Wisconsin police he drew his gun shortly after midnight Saturday when he suspected two men coming his way were about to rob him. The gun discharged, inflicting a non-life-threatening injury to its owner, who was treated at an area hospital.

Violent crimes in Milwaukee were down at the start of this year, according to wpr.org, which reported there had been 74 non-fatal shootings in the city in 2019, marking a 22% decline from 2018.

According to safewise.com, Milwaukee was the nation’s sixth most dangerous city last year, with 15.97 of every 1,000 citizens being victimized by violence.