Tavares Donnell Colbert, 36, shot himself in the genitals Saturday near Interstate 35 while testing a gun he bought on the street in Kansas to see if it functioned properly before selling it, The Oklahoman reported.
Colbert drove himself to the hospital and police were alerted soon after, the newspaper said. He was arrested on a complaint of possession of a firearm when he was medically cleared.
Colbert was convicted in 2003 of a felony possession of a controlled and dangerous substance with intent to distribute charge.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014