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Man wanted for child enticement shoots himself during struggle with Hernando police

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 5:45 PM CST
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HERNANDO, Miss. (WMC) - Hernando police say a man wanted for trying to meet with a 13-year old for sexual purposes shot himself during an attempted arrest.

Officers say they conducted a traffic stop just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for Samuel Hugg, who investigators say traveled from Pennsylvania to Mississippi to meet the teen.

Police say an altercation broke out and during the struggle, the suspect pulled a gun from his side and fired one round, striking himself across the chest. Police were eventually able to handcuff the suspect and he was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Hugg is now facing multiple charges, including enticement of a child, possession of child pornography, and attempted aggravated assault.

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