A Salt Lake City, Utah man was awakened around 3 a.m. Thinking he heard a burglar in his apartment he grabbed his .22-caliber handgun and his flashlight. When he went to turn on the flashlight he pulled the gun's trigger instead. The bullet hit him in the chest.
He was able to call 911 but officers had to break down the apartment door to get to him. He is in the hospital in critical condition. There is no evidence of a burglary in the apartment.