A 26-year-old Kansas man who was shot with his own gun was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after admitting he was not legally allowed to have the weapon.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Keeno DeVonte Collins, of Ozawkie, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Collins was shot in the arm in June 2018 on the Topeka West High School campus. DNA from blood on the pistol matched Collins’ DNA.

He told emergency responders he didn’t remember what happened. A school employee found the gun in the grass at the school’s football practice field the day after Collins was shot.

Collins wasn’t allowed to have the handgun because of a prior felony drug conviction.

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