Florida man sits on gun, accidentally shoots self in genitals

Posted: 10:11 AM, Jul 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-03 14:12:25Z

A Florida man was rushed to the hospital on Friday after suffering an accidental gunshot wound to the penis.

According to the WKMG-TV , 38-year-old Cedrick Jelks of Jacksonville climbed into his car and sat on his gun , which accidentally went off. Jelks immediately rushed into his girlfriend’s house and went straight to the bathroom.

Jelks’ girlfriend, Shanekia Roberts, quickly saw that Jelks had suffered a gunshot wound to his genitals and immediately rushed him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery .

It’s possible that Jelks will face charges for possessing a firearm, as he was previously convicted of cocaine possession and not legally allowed to own a gun.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.