Criminal shoots himself in testicles and tries to hide gun, police say

Cameron Jeffrey Wilson hit with drug and firearm charges after balloon full of marijuana fell out of his anus while doctors operated on wound

Adam Forrest
Thursday 23 May 2019 12:31 BST
Cameron Jeffrey Wilson
Cameron Jeffrey Wilson (Chelan County Department of Corrections)

A convicted offender accidentally shot himself in the testicles while having drugs hidden in his anus, say police and prosecutors in Washington state.

Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, 27, was forced to seek treatment at a Wenatchee city hospital after the pistol in his front pocket discharged sending a bullet through his groin. He is accused of trying to hide the gun in the aftermath of the violent mishap.

A balloon full of marijuana was seen falling out of his anus while doctors operated on his gunshot wound, according to the Wenatchee World News.

Police called to the hospital to investigate the unusual 5 April shooting searched Wilson’s car and discovered a bag of methamphetamine inside a pair of blood-stained jeans he had been wearing while shot, Chelan County authorities have claimed.

Later that month – while Wilson was being strip-searched by police at Chelan County Regional Justice Centre following his arrest on initial drugs charges – a second balloon full of marijuana slipped out of his anus.

After being booked at the county jail on 18 April, he called his girlfriend from jail to tell her to keep silent about the accidental shooting and its aftermath – a call recorded by the authorities.

Wilson had allegedly told his girlfriend to hide the pistol at a friend’s house before they drove to the hospital on 5 April.

The 27-year-old has been charged with unlawful drugs possession, unlawful weapons possession and tampering with a witness.

Reportedly convicted 13 times, he has been detained in jail on a $110,000 (£100,000) bail. He due in court to face the charges on 18 June.

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