July 16, 2012

Tavares Colbert - Convicted Felon Charged After Shooting Himself In The Groin

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (The Weekly Vice) - Tavares Donnell Colbert, a 36-year-old convicted felon was jailed Saturday after he allegedly shot himself in the genitals with an illegal handgun.

According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, officers were called to the emergency room at Southwest Medical Center around 9:00 a.m. in response to a reported gunshot injury.

When officers arrived at the hospital, they questioned Colbert, who was suffering from a gunshot injury to his genitals.

Colbert claimed that he had found the gun on the street somewhere in Kansas and planned on selling it at a nearby convenience store. When he pulled over to make sure the gun was working properly, the weapon fired one round into his groin. Colbert stated that he panicked and drove himself to the nearest hospital.

Upon hearing Colbert's explanation and knowing that he was a convicted felon who isn't allowed to possess a firearm, officers made an arrest after he was treated for his injuries.

Colbert was booked into jail and charged with possession of a firearm. According to court records, he has had several prior convictions, including felony possession of a controlled and dangerous substance with intent to distribute in 2003.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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