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Charge dropped against accused of shooting self at Western Mich. Univ.

Published On: Dec 23 2013 08:35:38 PM CST
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -

Kalamazoo County authorities have dropped concealed-weapons charges against a man who was wounded at a party near Western Michigan University's campus.

Police originally said 20-year-old Emon Williams was the one who fired the shot that hit him in the leg during a scuffle at a fraternity house.

But defense lawyer Sarissa Montague tells MLive.com that she found evidence that her client never possessed a firearm and didn't fire one that night.

The charge was dismissed Monday, and Montague says she hopes police now charge the real shooter.

Williams say he's relieved at the dropping of the charge and calls it a "Christmas miracle."