Off-Duty Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self in Elevator

photo-Darryl-Jouett-010415(Photo: Courtesy City of Erlanger, Ky., via The Cincinnati Enquirer)

An off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself Saturday on his way back from dinner with his wife in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati police said in a news release that Officer Darryl Jouett of the Erlanger (Ky.) Police Department was in an elevator when he tried to adjust the weapon in his holster and shot himself in the stomach.

The duty-issued .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun discharged and the bullet ricocheted off the walls of the elevator, police said.

Jouett was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Erlanger Police Department said Jouett has been with the department for more than 25 years.

Capt. Mike John with the Cincinnati Police Department called the situation “very unusual.”

SOURCE: USA Today / The Cincinnati Enquirer – Henry Molski

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