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Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles
MS News Now ^ | January 30, 2014 | FOX 12 Staff

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:13 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night.

Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street.

Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot behind the building, demanded he hand over his property and then shot Merrell in the leg, police said.

While Johnson was making his getaway, he shoved the gun into the front of his pants and shot himself in the groin.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: idiot; josephjohnson; portland; thatmusthavehurt
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1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

That took a pair!

DANG!


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:43 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

that’s ballsy.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:39:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He must have giant-sized testes to shoot a bullet into them. If I had such an act of idiocy, the bullet would go through them.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:40:10 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dang, the Glock doesn’t have that problem with the double safety, only shot myself once :-)


5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:40:42 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LOL — This perp obviously neglected to take a safe handgun handling course.

Well, Karma is a pain in the balls.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:41:08 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Should have kept your finger off the trigger...


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:41:30 PM PST by jughandle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dontcha just hate it when you sack yourself, Johnson?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:41:46 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Doesn’t qualify for Darwin but it does clean up the gene pool.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:41:59 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yo.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:42:10 PM PST by Octar
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To: PROCON

That’s why I have a Beretta, not a Block.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:42:58 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He needs to change his first name to Les.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:20 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: jughandle

Keep yer’ booger hook off the bang switch pilgrim.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:40 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
...and felon in possession of a firearm.

Gun control laws (this happens to be a good one) mean nothing to felons.

They will always be armed.

(Gun safety rules appear to be similarly disregarded, heh heh.)

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14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:50 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t care who you are, now that’s funny!


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:44:35 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Doesn’t someone have a genital mutilation ping list? This certainly qualifies.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:55 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; a fool in paradise
Goodbye balls!


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: libstripper
That’s why I have a Beretta, not a Block.

Sheesh, I didn't really shoot myself, only winged me...and why would you own an inferior weapon?

18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:51:05 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: lightman

I thought you just needed to be rendered incapable of reproducing. If so this may be a possible award winner. Of course it would require further investigation by the commitee.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:51:54 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
"Doesn’t someone have a genital mutilation ping list? This certainly qualifies."

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*snicker* I think he pinged himself.

20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:53:39 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
coulda been worse, title coulda said Johnson shoots self in Johnson...
21 posted on 02/02/2014 8:53:40 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The article says he “ran away” . . . given the circumstances, I hardly think he was running . . . maybe hobbling, most likely just sat down and waited for the cops.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:31 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Shooter came up short.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:46 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
demanded he hand over his property

I wonder what property that was???

If it were drugs, I bet he wishes it was a lidocaine patch.

From the website:

Lidocaine helps to reduce sharp/burning/aching pain as well as discomfort caused by skin areas that are overly sensitive to touch. Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. It works by causing a temporary loss of feeling in the area where you apply the patch.

24 posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:48 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Jonty30
He must have giant-sized testes to shoot a bullet into them. If I had such an act of idiocy, the bullet would go through them.

Nah. Just a luck shot.
25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:56:29 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: hummingbird

LOL


26 posted on 02/02/2014 8:57:00 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Should also have been charged with first-degree STUPIDITY! ;)


27 posted on 02/02/2014 8:58:43 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; martin_fierro
Doesn’t someone have a genital mutilation ping list? This certainly qualifies.

That would be our very own Martin Fierro.

28 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:23 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; a fool in paradise

Does this incident qualify as gentile manipulation?


29 posted on 02/02/2014 9:06:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: martin_fierro

ping


30 posted on 02/02/2014 9:06:12 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

News item: Joseph Johnson changes name to Josephine Johnson. Josephine tells Local News Channel that she couldn’t wait for a court order.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 9:09:03 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Disambiguator

Thanks.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 9:09:38 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: lightman
Doesn’t qualify for Darwin but it does clean up the gene pool.

Actually it does. Loss of reproductive ability qualifies as well as death.

33 posted on 02/02/2014 9:19:37 PM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh, nuts!


34 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:35 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Excellent!!!


35 posted on 02/02/2014 9:28:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He may have qualified for a Darwin Award depending upon the amount of damage done!


36 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:24 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Did he get a “hole-in-one?”


37 posted on 02/02/2014 9:36:26 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cheap vasectomy!


38 posted on 02/02/2014 9:38:53 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

He’s no longer considered a hardened criminal I’ll bet.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 9:40:59 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ouch!


40 posted on 02/02/2014 9:43:12 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: House Atreides

Ain’t karma a shot to the nads?


41 posted on 02/02/2014 9:54:25 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shoved waist ban carry always looks good and works in duh movies.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 10:14:13 PM PST by Red Steel
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43 posted on 02/02/2014 10:16:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eagles6
Keep yer’ booger hook off the bang switch pilgrim.

Poor Barney can't do then Barney shouldn't chamber a round.

44 posted on 02/02/2014 10:16:53 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Johnson shot himself in the balls.....


45 posted on 02/02/2014 10:18:45 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Red Steel

Yep.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 10:37:40 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good. Now he won’t pass on the stupid gene due to his seminal event.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 10:37:59 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He should change his name to the Islamic rebel leader who was killed by Al Aqaeda. Ali Hussein? al-Dik, but with one difference. It would be “Joseph Al-Dik But No Balls Johnson”.

You can pick him out of a lineup when he speaks, like an Alto.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 11:47:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

1/2 the man he used to be...


49 posted on 02/03/2014 12:12:39 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Arrested for littering; he left junk in the parking lot!


50 posted on 02/03/2014 12:56:10 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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