Thursday, May 01, 2008

Bad Gun!


CONCORD, N.H. -- A Concord police officer suffered minor injuries Thursday when a fellow officer's gun discharged.

It "just went off".


I can't tell you how many nights I've had trouble falling asleep because of the sound of gunfire emanating from the gun safe in the closet.

Let's just hope police were able to take that renegade piece of hardware into custody before it was able to shoot anyone else.

The attorney general's office said four Concord officers were inside the Granite State Credit Union Building on Sheep Davis Road at about 4:30 a.m. when one of the officers' handguns discharged. Another officer was hit in the chest, but he was wearing a protective vest and suffered minor injuries.

The Union Leader has more.

Something* tells me we're not quite getting the whole story.

CONCORD – The shooting of one Concord police officer by another inside a local bank early today is being investigated by state authorities.

The unidentified officer, who was shot in the chest, was wearing body armor and suffered minor injuries, the state Attorney General’s Office said. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

The shooting occurred about 4:30 a.m. inside a branch bank of Granite State Credit Union that is being built on Sheep Davis Road, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery A. Strelzin said. The branch has not yet opened to the public.

Four Concord police officers were inside the bank when one officer’s handgun discharged, striking a fellow officer in the chest. Their names were not released.

“I can tell you the only individuals involved were those four officers,” Strelzin said.He would not say why the officers were in the building, citing the pending investigation.The Attorney General’s office and New Hampshire State Police are investigating what the circumstances of the shooting, which is standard procedure.

* The fact that I have more than 23 functioning brain cells.

UPDATE: Here's the Union Leader's latest headline.

Officer's gun wounds comrade

File Under: If I Had a Nickel...

UPDATE II: Via WildWzl in the comments

Just last night, I thought I heard something on the basement stairs, I checked it out and lo and behold my Dan Wesson .44 was climbing the stairs, all by itself, in an attempt to get outside and cause mayhem and destruction.

I was going to bring it to the police station but Im afraid it may shoot someone there before they can send it to Mumbles and turn it into a manhole cover.


UPDATE III: The Concord Monitor gets it.

Policeman shot by fellow officer unhurt

A Concord police officer was shot in the chest by another officer yesterday morning while on duty but suffered only minor injuries because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, according to the state attorney general's office.

That's more like it.

Needless to say, we'll be keeping our eye on this one.