A convicted felon from Oregon who accidentally shot himself in the groin and blamed it on a homeless man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. Marcus Davis Jr, 35, who has an extensive history of gun and drug offenses, learned his fate on Monday after pleading guilty to a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Davis, who is black, falsely claimed that he was robbed and shot by a white homeless man at a TriMet bus stop at Southeast Powell Boulevard and 82nd Avenue in Portland on January 8, 2020. But according to prosecutors, Davis was unable to provide a description of the suspect, and police found no evidence of a shooting at the location indicated by Davis. Investigators later discovered the .40-caliber handgun that injured Davis hidden in his bloody clothing inside his girlfriend’s car. A gunshot hole was also found in the back of the man’s sweatpants. Police believe Davis had the gun in his pocket, or tucked into the waistband of his pants, when it accidentally discharged. The bullet traveled through the top of the man’s member, through his right testicle, and into his right thigh. Following the shooting, Davis was treated for his injuries at a local hospital. As a convicted felon who was on federal supervision at the time of the incident, Davis was not allowed to be in possession of a firearm. On top of that, the handgun recovered by the police had been reported stolen in 2018. As she sentenced Davis to five years and nine months in federal prison, US District Judge Karin Immergut expressed hope that he would turn his life around and make a change.
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