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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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Unintended Shot Fired during Search Warrant

Los Angeles:  Detectives from LAPD's Force Investigation Division are investigating the accidental discharge of a gang detective's weapon during the service of a search warrant on the morning of November 30, 2006.

Detectives from the Gang Operations Support Division were serving a search warrant at a house in the 2700 block of Sycamore Avenue in Los Angeles around 7:15 AM.  

Detective Jerry Kowalsky, 34, was trying to pry open a cabinet door when he switched his gun to the other hand.  One round discharged.  No one was injured.

Detective Kowalsky is a 12-year veteran of LAPD.