There is bad luck.
Then there is the kind of really bad luck that befell a 36-year-old Kansas City man Thursday and Friday.
Not only was he robbed and shot, possibly with his own gun, but he now faces federal charges because of evidence police found in the car he drove to the hospital after being wounded.
On Friday, federal prosecutors charged Demetrius D. Summers with being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to court documents, Summers drove to a parking lot near 82nd Street and the Paseo on Thursday afternoon to buy a video game system he had seen advertised on Craigslist.
Summers later told police that he had $250 and a .40-calber handgun he brought along for protection. When he handed the money to the unidentified man selling the game, Summers said, the man pulled out a gun.
Summers said he pulled out his own gun, but during a struggle the other man wrestled Summers’ gun away from him. Summers got out of the car and started to run before he was shot in the lower leg.
A short time later, he arrived at Research Medical Center seeking treatment.
At the hospital, police were given permission to search the car from Summers’ girlfriend, who owns it.
Inside they found a magazine holding 10 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and two other loose rounds, including one under a wallet that contained Summers’ identification, according to the court documents.
Summers, who has prior felony convictions for burglary and assault on a law enforcement officer, told police that because of his record he knew he could not possess a gun or ammunition.
The charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors filed a motion seeking to have Summers held without bond while the case is pending.