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Convicted felon arrested after shooting self

Rodolfo Romo, 27, shot himself at point blank range while getting a ride home Rodolfo Romo, 27, shot himself at point blank range while getting a ride home

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A convicted felon who shot himself in the chest has been arrested on escape charges after his release from a Spokane hospital.

According to Grant County deputies, 27-year-old Rodolfo Romo was getting a ride to his house on October 8 from 25-year old Jessica Grib when he pulled a gun out of his backpack.

According to deputies, Romo pulled the trigger twice before it actually fired on the third try, striking him at point blank range on the left side of his chest.

Romo was then transported to a Spokane hospital.

While investigating the shooting, deputies learned that Romo had pointed the gun at Grib while getting the ride and that the gun was stolen from a Soap Lake home along with several other firearms the week before.

Romo is a convicted felon and is not legally allowed to have a gun.

On October 13, deputies and Department of Corrections officers arrested Romo at his home northeast of Moses Lake.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been contacted in relation to Romo's felony status and his possession of a stolen firearm as it is a federal offense.

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