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December 06, 2011
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Bullet from county cop's gun strikes Md. city police officer

A drug task force was serving a warrant when the firearm discharged

By PoliceOne Staff

ODENTON, Md. — A Baltimore City police officer was accidentally shot by another officer Monday, sources said.

A gun belonging to a Baltimore County officer discharged and struck the city officer in the arm as they served a warrant inside a home, according to the Annapolis Capital. Members of the Maryland State Police Drug Task Force — made up of officers from state, county, and city police — had just arrested Vernon Andre Jackson, 38, outside the home.

The injured officer was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and according to reports his injuries weren't considered life-threatening.

The search uncovered 27 pounds of marijuana and $14,000 cash, WBAL reported. Police said a woman who lives at the home was inside at the time of the discharge, but no other injuries were reported.

Neither officer's name has been released, and police are treating the incident as an accidental shooting.

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