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Man arrested after accidentally shooting himself with BB gun

By Mike Watson, Producer
Published On: Jun 06 2014 07:11:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 06 2014 07:11:30 PM CDT
WILLOWS, Calif. -

A Glenn County man is facing domestic violence charges after allegedly firing a BB gun during a dispute with his girlfriend, hitting himself when the projectile ricocheted and  hit him in the chin.

Deputies responded to reports of a gunshot on the 600 block of 5th Street at about 3:00 Thursday afternoon.

Cody Kessler, 23, was reportedly found bleeding from his chin. Kessler told deputies he had been in a fight with his 28-year-old girlfriend over dirty dishes. He said he had fired a BB gun at a wooden stand and it bounced back, hitting him.

Inside the home, deputies say they found a small bag of methamphetamine inside the home, and another on Kessler.

Kessler was arrested and booked into the Glenn County Jail.

The girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter was taken into protective custody.