NYPD Officer Stable After Accidental Gunshot

(Sunday, August 18th, 2013)

nypdn1A New York City police officer who accidentally shot himself in the leg while holstering his weapon is in stable condition.

The police department said the officer was responding to a domestic dispute in Brooklyn on Saturday night. Police said the officer was inside a home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood when his gun accidentally discharged as he was holstering his weapon. No one else was injured.

The officer was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police said an arrest related to the domestic dispute was made at the scene.

(AP)


One Comment

  1. eric55 says:

    There is no such thing as an accidental discharge, since a gun can not fire unless the trigger is pulled it’s called a negligent discharge. Why was he sweeping his leg with the muzzle if the gun? The officer needs to be disciplined for his failure to practice a whole host basic firearms safety procedures

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