Law enforcement in Indianapolis, Indiana apparently had to respond to one of their own early Friday after a gross mishandling of a firearm.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say they received a call to the 900 block of Broad Ripple Avenue about a shooting incident involving just one victim.
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Upon arrival, they were shocked to find an off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer sitting inside of his car who had apparently shot himself in the calf.
The officer was working a security detail unrelated to the IMPD at Broad Ripple Village Apartments for extra cash when apparently he discharged his personal weapon as it was holstered injuring himself severely.
Emergency medical responders arrived at the scene shortly after 3 AM and transported the officer to the nearby Methodist Hospital where he's reportedly in “good condition” after emergency surgery.
“A lot of times, which is a good thing, it’s kind of boring up here. There’s not a lot going on,” said Cpt. Michael Elder, IMPD, “if it’s warmer they’ll stand outside the car, if it’s cooler they’ll sit inside the car, listen to the radio.”
According to Cpt. Elder, IMPD also sent investigators to the scene to make sure all proper protocols were followed correctly and determined that the shooting was indeed an accidental discharge.
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