Missouri man shoots himself in the genitals, then lies about it

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man who shot himself in the genitals lied to investigators and said someone else shot him.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 19-year-old Taylor Joseph Guthrie is charged with a misdemeanor count of making a false report after he was wounded in July at a mobile home park in Prathersville. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Court documents say Gurthrie told Boone County deputies that a suspect fired at him from the park entrance and fled. But deputies found a shell casing near where Guthrie had been standing, indicating the shot hadn’t been fired from the park entrance.

Guthrie later said he was actually retrieving the 9mm pistol from a car when it went off. The gun had been reported stolen from Memphis, Tennessee.

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