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February 06, 2008
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Kentucky officer accidentally shot at range

By Amanda Van Benschoten
Cincinnati Enquirer

BURLINGTON, Kent. - A police officer sustained minor injuries during an incident this morning at the Boone County Sheriff's Office's indoor shooting range in the 3000 block of Conrad Lane.

The Kenton County Police Department was using the range for routine training exercises when a gun misfired just after 9:30 a.m. The bullet went straight down into the concrete floor, which caused either lead or concrete to strike a Kenton County police officer standing nearby, said Boone County Sheriff's Spokesman Tom Scheben.

Kenton County Police Chief Ed Butler said an officer was placing his handgun back in his ankle holster after firing it, and the strap on the holster caught the trigger guard. That caused a bullet to fire straight down into the floor, and fragments from the shot struck the leg of an officer standing nearby.

"Thankfully, it appears to be just very minor injuries," Butler said. "It was completely just an accidental situation. There was no intent or horseplay or anything like that involved."

The officer sustained minor injuries to his leg and received medical attention at the scene. Butler said he would also be examined at a local hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.

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