- A man from Joliet was demonstrating the safety mechanism of his brand hew handgun when he accidentally shot himself to death.
21-year-old Deon Perry died Saturday.
Police say Perry and some friends were in a car outside his home Friday. He pointed the .25-caliber gun at his face and pulled the trigger to show how well the safety worked, but the safety wasn't on.
That's one mistake he won't be repeating.