A Kansas City man found shot in the leg has been charged with illegally possessing the gun that wounded him.
Federal prosecutors in Kansas City charged 24-year-old D’Marco D. Davis with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Police found a wounded Davis on New Year’s Eve on the front porch of a house in the 3000 block of Woodland Avenue, according to court documents. They also found a 9 mm handgun on the porch.
At the hospital, Davis told detectives that he had found the gun on the ground just minutes before he was shot, according to the documents. After picking it up, he said, he was approached by a man who asked for a light.
A struggle broke out and Davis was shot. He told police he didn’t know if he or the other person fired the weapon.
Prosecutors said Davis has a prior felony robbery conviction and cannot legally possess a gun.