Anderson police officer wounds self in accidental shooting

File photo of an Anderson police car/CBS4

ANDERSON, Ind. — 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.