Johnson shot in adult store on Valentine's Day

Published: Feb. 19, 2016 at 8:07 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2016 at 8:11 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man said he accidentally shot himself in the foot as he reached for his cellphone while inside an adult lingerie store on Valentine's Day.

Cortez Johnson, 27, was standing inside Christal's on North Germantown Parkway when the gun went off, according to Memphis police.

Johnson then left the store, but police noticed he was limping and dripping blood. Staff at Methodist Germantown Hospital soon called officers when Johnson showed up for help.

Johnson told officers he was reaching for the phone in his pocket when the gun fired, hitting his right foot. Police said Johnson had a handgun carry permit, but it expired in 2013.

Police arrested Johnson on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, since five other people were in the lingerie store when the gun went off.

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