Man Who Accidentally Shot Himself In The Genitals May Face Charges

A 46-year-old man in Indiana accidentally shot himself in the penis and scrotum when a gun slipped from his waistband, police said.

WISH-TV reports that Mark Anthony Jones told police he was walking Thursday at around 6:44 a.m. on a riverside trail when the gun began to slip from his waistband.

He attempted to reach for the firearm to adjust it when it discharged.

“The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum,” said a Marion Police Department spokesperson.

WISH reports that the gun was not in a holster.

Marion police said Jones did not have an Indiana permit for the Hi-Point 9mm gun he was carrying.

His case has been referred to Grant County prosecutors for possible charges.