St. Louis Metro Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself at Firing Range, Cops Say

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A 30-year-old St. Louis cop is currently recovering in the hospital from an accidental, self-inflicted wound, cops say.

The officer -- with five years of service -- was training on-duty at a firing range during a weapons exercise with SWAT officers, St. Louis Metropolitan Police officials say. He accidentally fired a shot that struck his left foot just before 2 p.m.

He was then taken to the hospital where, police say, he is in serious, but stable condition.

The incident happened on the 2100 Gasconade Street, police say.

At this time, officials don't have any more details to offer about the incident.

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merl.allen
merl.allen topcommenter

did everyone around laugh at his dumbass?

Brian Cunningham
Brian Cunningham

Did he not know how to shoot a gun?? Should they even let him out on the street`s with a weapon like that knowing he can`t remember to shoot the firearm proper?? How did he pass his field test on the police training ? How do we know he didn`t shoot someone there or was he even given a real guy to shoot with?

EHOlsen
EHOlsen

Yep, only cops should have guns.  Have they patched the hole in the wall at hazelwood HS yet?

Marshall Patrick
Marshall Patrick

officer, get well soon....accidents happen GOD bless you

laxx1559
laxx1559

and to think, he'll be back on the force once his foot heals.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Only police should have guns because they're the only ones properly trained.. Wait... What? Oooh, any human can make a mistake.. lesson learned. There's been a couple cases this week of cops accidentally shooting shit.

JamieJ1
JamieJ1

...probably needs to be at a desk.

Clyde Rhoads
Clyde Rhoads

@Brian Owens, I'm gonna have to disagree with you on the the word 'accidental'. The word should be replaced with 'negligence'. In all cases where a gun discharged when it wasn't intended to, it was due to operator negligence. Accidents happen, negligence can be avoided.

Benjamin A. Snow
Benjamin A. Snow

Hey, least a city cop never shot their own partner befo- oh wait...

June Bugg
June Bugg

Yup. he was gone off that RIPPLE, huh?

Kelle Deyne
Kelle Deyne

Guns are dangerous. Even in the hands of professionals. Wow.

Clyde Rhoads
Clyde Rhoads

And people say only let the professionals carry guns? I've never shot myself or any other unintended targets in over 200,000 trigger presses.

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