News Zabar's customer Louis Anderson shoots himself in the leg, NYPD says A man shot himself in the leg at Zabars on the Upper West Side on June 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated June 15, 2016 4:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 48-year-old man was charged Wednesday, a day after he shot himself in the leg at Zabar's on the Upper West Side, police said. The man, Louis Anderson, was adjusting a gun from his right pocket to his left after getting his bagel and coffee when the gun went off at about 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police and court records. Anderson, who also goes by the name Leston, then ran out of the popular eatery, wrapped the 9 mm. in a plastic bag and put it next to a rock in Riverside Park, near 79th Street, according to the criminal complaint. He was charged Wednesday with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, police said. He was held on $15,000 bond and is expected back in court on June 20. An attorney for Anderson could not immediately be reached for comment. He told investigators he found the gun in cardboard while rummaging through garbage near the Lincoln Tunnel. He was able to get himself to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where police were called. Anderson is homeless and has nine prior arrests, several for drug-related offenses, police said. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.