SWAT officer shot when child pulls trigger in holster
Police say because the gun was in a holster to accommodate an attached flashlight, the trigger was more accessible
LODI, Calif. — A Lodi Police SWAT officer had a Glock 35 with a flashlight in his thigh holster at a children’s reading event when a boy managed to pull the trigger and shoot the officer.
The officer was showing off the department’s SWAT truck, vest and other gear at a children’s event called Reading Roundup on Aug. 24. The bullet hit the officer’s leg. He was taken to the hospital for a minor injury and released.
“A small child, witnesses tell us was 6 to 8 years old, was able to walk up to the officer and was able to pull the trigger.”