Lancaster man accidentally shoots self, lies to police

Jonathan David Escobar-Montes (2014 photo)

Jonathan David Escobar-Montes (2014 photo)

LANCASTER, Pa.–A Lancaster man who initially said he was shot during an attempted robbery on Tuesday is now facing charges after police say he lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Jonathan David Escobar-Montes, 24, is charged with making false reports to law enforcement authorities.

Officers responded to the emergency room at Lancaster Regional Medical Center after Escobar-Montes walked in with a gunshot wound to the palm of his hand.  Escobar-Montes initially told police that he was shot during an attempted robbery.

Officers went to the location where the shooting allegedly happened and recovered a gun.

Police say Escobar-Montes  accidentally shot himself and fabricated the story about being robbed.