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July 01, 2014
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Fla. cop shot with own gun during foot pursuit

An officer is recovering from being shot in the leg Sunday

By PoliceOne Staff

SWEETWATER, Fla. — An officer is recovering from being shot in the leg Sunday after his holstered weapon discharged during a foot pursuit.

The Miami Herald reports Officer Joel Bosque was responding with another officer to a report of shoplifting at a mall when the incident occurred.

Four men were seen shoplifting by a loss prevention officer and split up when he attempted to stop them.

As Bosque and another officer were pursuing the suspects, the gun went off, striking Bosque in the leg. He was transported to the hospital and later released.

Police were able to apprehend one of the four suspects. 18-year-old Darius Brown was charged with felony theft, robbery and resisting without violence, according to the report. 

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