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Man shoots himself in the private parts while playing poker

By Mason White 6:05 PM March 8, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm after allegedly shooting himself in the private parts while playing poker, police in Oregon said.

Roseburg Police said that they arrested 27-year-old Jeried Christopher Wiliker around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, after he was accused of accidentally shooting himself in the private parts while playing poker at the Idle Hour Tavern.

Officers who arrived at the scene, found Wiliker laying on the porch of the tavern, where the man told officers he had accidentally shot himself.

He was treated by the Fire Department and then transported to Mercy Hospital for further treatment. According to the police investigation, Wiliker had been playing video poker and had the gun in his pants.

When he stood up, the gun moved and when he grabbed it, it discharged. He was hit in the private parts and the right leg, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

Wiliker was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.