Man Who Shot Himself In The Junk to Do Hard Time
Imagine accidentally shooting yourself in the junk, and then you go to the hospital and find out you are probably going to serve about six years in a federal prison.
Back in January, 35-year-old Marcus Davis in Portland showed up at a hospital with a gun shot wound, in his no-no-square.
When the hospital staff asked what happened, he said he got attacked by a bum who tried to rob him at a bus station, but police couldn't find any evidence of a shooting in the area. Davis couldn't even give a description of his attacker.
A medical examination showed the bullet travelled through the top of his penis, through his right testicle, into his thigh where it passed through his leg and exited his body.
Officers later found a gun in Davis' girlfriend's car, hidden inside of a bunch of his bloody clothes.
It was a bloody .40-caliber handgun with the casing still jammed in the slide. Officers also discovered a hole in the sweatpants the gun was wrapped in.
Based on injuries, evidence, the trajectory of the bullet, and the jammed casing, police determined the injuries to be self-inflicted.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lewis Burkhart said “The evidence gathered showed the injuries were consistent with an accidental discharge occurring while the defendant had the gun in a pocket or waistband."
Davis is a member of the Rolling 60s gang, and was on federal supervision from a 2016 conviction for intent to distribute cocaine.
A U.S. Magistrate Judge had granted Davis about 10 hours temporary release from prison to attend the birth of his daughter, and then this incident happened.
Davis is looking at six years and some permanent damage to his manhood.
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