911 Call Released After Cleveland County Man Is Shot In The Arm By His Own Booby Trap

SHELBY, NC — A man called 911 Monday morning after reportedly being shot in the arm by his own homemade booby trap.

According to Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies, Edwin Smith called 911 around 11:30am to report being shot in the arm at his Belvins Drive home.

Smith was going outside to feed some squirrels when he opened his booby trapped back door, according to officials, and set off the trip wire that was attached to a shotgun.

Officials say Smith was shot in his right arm.

Smith was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.