TACOMA — Federal prosecutors say a Port Orchard man who was investigated after he accidentally shot himself at his home has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for possession of a stolen gun.
Kevin B. Whitlock pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sentenced Friday in federal court in Tacoma.
Prosecutors said Whitlock was dealing meth when he accidentally shot himself in the stomach, and that after the shooting he tried to convince others who were with him at the time to lie about what happened. The U.S. attorney’s office said he owed money to a gang and had armed himself for protection.
Whitlock is prohibited from possessing firearms because of felony convictions over the past 20 years for drug distribution, firearms possession and assault.