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Police cite Lincoln man who they say dropped gun, shot himself in the genitals

Police cite Lincoln man who they say dropped gun, shot himself in the genitals

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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.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7237 or lpilger@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @LJSpilger.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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