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Joliet man showing off gun shoots himself in face, dies

JOLIET — A Joliet man died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

Deon D. Perry, 21, was showing off his handgun in his car Friday when it went off and a bullet lodged in his skull, police said.

He was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he died in the intensive care unit at 6:40 a.m., according to the coroner’s office.

The accidental shooting occurred at 5 p.m. in the 300 block of South Ottawa Street. Police said three people were in the car when the gun went off.

Bob Okon, Sun-Tmes Media

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