Police: Man 'mishandles gun,' shoots self in foot on east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 50-year-old man is recovering after shooting himself in his right foot Tuesday morning after "mishandling" his gun at home on Detroit's east side, police said.

The self-shooting took place about 2:05 a.m. on the 18700 block of Albion, south of East Seven Mile, west of Hoover.

Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit police spokeswoman, said the man "mishandled his weapon" before shooting himself in the foot. 

Medics transported him to a hospital, and he's listed in stable condition.