Author Topic: Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles  (Read 317 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 23,836
  • Cats rule. Dogs drool.
Can't stop laughing. Karma in action.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24591872/police-downtown-portland-gunman-shoved-gun-in-waistband-shot-himself-in-testicles

Quote
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night.

Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street.

Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot behind the building, demanded he hand over his property and then shot Merrell in the leg, police said.

While Johnson was making his getaway, he shoved the gun into the front of his pants and shot himself in the groin.

Transit police eventually found Johnson trying to get into a woman's car at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Mill Street.

He tried to run, but fell down and officers took him into custody. They recovered the gun, which had been stolen during a car prowl in the Rose Quarter in November 2013.

Johnson and Merrell were both taken to the hospital after the shootings. They both survived.
The universe doesn't hate you. Unless your name is Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 69,400
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
Re: Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 04:59:25 AM »
I'll bet he doesn't have the cajones to try sticking the gun down his pants again! :silly:
Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness or judicial research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings.

Joseph Story

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 23,836
  • Cats rule. Dogs drool.
Re: Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 05:32:52 AM »
I keep losing it again every time I read his name.
The universe doesn't hate you. Unless your name is Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 35,702
Re: Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 08:22:43 AM »
Just the other day I watched an old episode of "Trauma in the ER," or whatever it's called, where cameras record the real life goings-on in an urban emergency room. This episode was at a hospital in Portland, Ore., where one of the patients was a fellow who left the firing range, shoved his .32 pistol into his waistband, and shot himself in the penis. He seemed pretty good-natured about it, especially when the doctors reported he'd done no permanent damage. Is it something about Portland?
Life is too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf