Police: Neb. man drops gun, shoots himself in the genitals

Police say the man gave conflicting accounts of how the shooting occurred


Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Police say they have cited a 32-year-old Lincoln man on gun charges after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals.

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said they were called to Bryan West Campus at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday about a man with a gunshot wound.

He said the man, Peter Jacobsson, gave conflicting accounts of how the shooting occurred. But they now believe he was walking in the 3300 block of Portia Street, near 14th and Adams streets, when a .22-caliber gun dropped out of his pocket, hit the ground and fired.

Bonkiewicz said he was left with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, police cited Jacobsson on suspicion of discharging a firearm in the city and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

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©2019 Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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