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News Release
Friday, September 5, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Officer Accidently Fires a Weapon

Los Angeles: An officer mishandled a shotgun and accidently fired a round.

On September 3, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., Rampart Area Officers responded to the 400 block of South Whitmer Avenue for a perimeter search of a murder suspect. As a safety precaution, Officer Michael Williams removed a shotgun from his patrol vehicle and deployed the weapon, when he mishandled the shotgun and accidently fired a round into the air.

There were no injuries and no property damage.

Officer Williams has been with the Department for 20 years.

Rampart Division will be handling the investigation.


     
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