Police: Man shoots himself while trying to hide gun from officers

Paden Moody

An Indianapolis man was hospitalized Monday night after he reportedly shot himself while trying to hide a gun from police during a traffic stop.

Paden Moody, 22, accidentally fired a handgun, according to police, when the car he was riding in was pulled over on West 38th Street. He was trying to conceal the weapon in his pants but while doing so, shot himself in the foot.

Moody was arrested for possession of a handgun without a license.

He also faces drug charges after the officer said he found marijuana and a syringe inside the vehicle.