09/03/2013

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

CBS Sacramento

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.”

Full Story: Lodi Police Officer Shot When Child Pulled Trigger On His Gun At Reading Event

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