Michigan man shoots himself through the penis while adjusting gun

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, June 16, 2012 16:41 EDT
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A Michigan man is recovering after shooting himself through the crotch while adjusting his .40-caliber Glock, reports The Detroit Free Press.

According to police in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, it could have been worse.

“You think about it — your femoral artery runs down there,” Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said. “He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. It’s a big bullet; you’re not talking a small bullet.”

The victim was starting a job with his an air-conditioning company when the incident ocurred. He was taken to a nearby hospital and, according to WDIV-TV, underwent surgery.

But there still might be injury to add to the insult: though the man does have a permit to carry the gun, Clemence said local prosecutors will decide whether to charge the man with reckless discharge of a firearm.

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Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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