Baltimore County Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself During Training

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A Baltimore County police officer was involved in an accidental shooting. Of himself.

The officer has not been named by the department, but according to WBAL he was engaged in a training exercise aimed at “test[ing] officers’ ability to fire with accuracy within set time constraints and in various positions and circumstances.” But when he pulled the gun from his holster, he accidentally shot himself in the leg. He’s currently in good condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Fortunately for him, the department uses frangible ammunition, not live rounds, during training.

In a week where the Baltimore City Police Department is under intense criticism after a damning Justice Department report, and barely a week after a county officer shot and killed Korryn Gaines in her Randallstown apartment, this training mishap is just the latest in a serious of problematic moments that range from the disappointing to the tragic.

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