Marion man hospitalized after shooting self in genitals

Officers met 46-year-old Mark Anthony Jones in the emergency department. Jones told police he was walking on the walkway near the Girl Scout cabin when he accidentally shot himself.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:08 PM

MARION, Ind. (WFFT)- A Marion man is in the hospital recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the genitals.  

Police said they were called to the hospital around 6:45 a.m. Thursday for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Officers met 46-year-old Mark Anthony Jones in the emergency department. Jones told police he was walking on the walkway near the Girl Scout cabin when he accidentally shot himself. 

He said he was holding a Hi Point 9mm in his waistband without a holster when it started to slip. Jones reached down to adjust the gun when it discharged. 

The bullet entered just above his penis and exited through the scrotum. 

Jones does not have a license to carry a handgun. 

The case was sent to the Grant County Prosecutors office for review. 

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