ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a central Indiana officer accidentally shot and wounded himself while placing his gun back in its holster at police headquarters.
The Anderson Police Department says the officer was wounded Tuesday afternoon when the gun discharged unexpectedly.
Police didn’t immediately say how seriously the officer was hurt. The Herald Bulletin reports, however, that dispatch traffic indicated he was wounded in a hand.
Assistant Chief Mark Cole says the shooting is under investigation and a shooting review board will be convened to handle the case.
Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com
- Police: Indiana officer accidentally shoots, wounds self
- Indiana girl dies after accidental shooting by brother, 3
- Police: 2 wounded in Indiana after children find loaded gun
- Indiana boy accidentally shot dead by sibling
- Overnight shooting ruled "accidental" at ISU's campus
- Officer killed, 6 other officers wounded in South Carolina
- Girl seriously wounded in Indiana school attack improves
- Authorities: Off-duty Indiana trooper shot, wounded by son
- Vigo County Sheriff's Office Updates Inmate Procedures after Accidental Release
- Woman shoots and wounds 4 at YouTube before killing herself