While attempting to flee the scene, a burglar in Seattle accidentally shot himself in the head.

Additionally, the suspect is accused of a slew of additional offenses, one of which is unlawfully holding a firearm in violation of the law, which is being investigated further.

When the man attempted to flee from the scene of the break-in, he accidentally shot himself in the head, and he was transported to the hospital for medical care.

A resident of Seattle reported hearing noises coming from his garage in the early hours of Wednesday morning and phoned the police to investigate.

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Once inside his garage, the victim noticed an unidentified masked assailant who quickly fled after being discovered. Using a broom, the victim chased the suspect into a parking lot, where the suspect fled in his van.