02/01/2007

Accidental weapon discharge, chaotic scene leaves 2 Md. officers injured

Editor's Note --You're trained that the surest way to prevent an unintentional discharge is to keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you've made the decision to shoot. But under stress, will you -- can you -- reliably do that? ...Read More


By Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey
The Baltimore Sun 
 
BALTIMORE, Md. -- A Baltimore police officer's accidental discharge of a weapon at a chaotic crime scene yesterday prompted a wild series of events that left a colleague wounded and another officer injured when his police van was hit, sending both to adjacent beds at a downtown hospital.

The shooting occurred as officers converged on a car that hit five other vehicles on East North Avenue after a brief chase. Police said they were responding to a report that an occupant was armed with a gun.

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