Retired Officer Injured by Stray Bullet
A 61-year-old retired police officer was injured Saturday at the Minneapolis Gun Show when an off-duty cop's pistol misfired.
According to Sgt. Jesse Garcia in an interview with The Star Tribune, both men were working security at the show when the off-duty officer's holster caught on the chair which prompted the weapon to fire.
The bullet hit the floor causing fragments to bounce up and hit the retiree in both the hand and left leg.
As reported by 5 Witness News, the gun has been sent to the range to check for mechanical malfuntions.
“It’s a very freak accident,” Garcia said. “We’re fortunate no one was seriously hurt.”
No disciplinary action is being taken against the officer due to accidental circumstances.