New Haven police officers arrived at 166 Thompson Street shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday to a report of a person shot. They found Darrel Johnson, 51 suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

After police spoke to the victim, Johnson told police he accidentally shot himself. It turns out Johnson had forgotten he transferred his pistol from his pants pocket to his waistband, and during a trip to the bathroom, the gun fell, hitting the toilet and discharging, police said. The bullet struck him in the leg.

Police said Johnson told them he had recently acquired the gun for personal protection. But as a convicted felon, Johnson will face several charges for possession of a firearm, pending the outcome of a police investigation, authorities said.

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