PASADENA (AP) — The Pasadena Police Department said Monday it has launched an internal investigation after an officer’s gun accidentally fired and wounded a fellow officer in the leg.
The department says the two male officers were unloading items from a police car trunk Friday night when the gun discharged.READ MORE: Villanueva 'Disappointed' After DA Reportedly Declines To Prosecute Alleged Hate Incident
Lt. Mark Goodman told the Pasadena Star-News on Monday that the bullet went through the officer’s leg. He was treated and released at a hospital.
Goodman said he didn’t have details on how the shooting happened.READ MORE: Volunteers Looking To Help As Shelter For Unaccompanied Migrant Children Set To Open In Long Beach
The officer whose gun fired was placed on paid leave, pending the result of the investigation.
The other officer is off duty because of the injury.
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