Man who accidentally shot himself told police it was a road rage incident

FILE - Taylor police (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Taylor police (KXAN File Photo)

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — A man could face charges of making a false report to a peace officer after he told officials in Taylor someone shot him during a road-rage incident.

Taylor police say the man recanted his story after further questioning, and said he actually shot himself while handling a handgun. Roger Collins, 20, from Pflugerville originally told them the shooting happened in the 100 block of Carlos Parker Boulevard around 9:21 p.m. when a man started following him, they got into a verbal altercation and he was shot in the shoulder.

Collins was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. The case is being considered as a self-inflicted accidental shooting, and Collins could face a class B misdemeanor for giving a false report. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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