An 18-year-old man reportedly shot himself in the penis and testicles at a party last Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Florida while he was cleaning a recently purchased gun.
Michael Smeriglio initially told police that he had been shot by someone while walking down the street, but police said he changed his story after questioning, according to WKMG Local 6.
According to WTSP, the police also found marijuana in the house when they responded to the call about the gun going off, leading to police arresting the owner of the house, 22-year-old Joseph Lamar James.
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