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News Release

Monday, August 28, 2006

Media Relations

Officer Fires Non-Tactical Negligent Discharge

Los Angeles: Early Monday morning, a Los Angeles Police Officer negligently fired one round from his police weapon.

On August 28, 2006, shortly after midnight, Police Officer Chris Walker heard his wife screaming in their living room. He retrieved his service weapon and rushed to his wife's side. As he was walking, his gun went off, the bullet travelled north and exited through a window.

Officer Walker's wife had screamed when she saw an unknown man attempting to enter the gate leading to the couple's residence. Just two weeks before, the Walkers had been at home when their house was burglarized.

Officer Walker is 34 years old and has been with the LAPD for eight years. He is assigned to Pacific Area Station. No one was injured in this incident.

The Police Commission will ultimately review the case.

Questions may be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.