Accidental Discharge; No Injuries

October 11, 2006

Los Angeles: An off-duty Los Angeles police officer reported an accidental discharge at his home.

On October 8, 2006, at around 7:40 a.m., Officer Michael Wells, assigned to Pacific Area, was putting away his duty weapon after arriving home from work. He accidentally discharged a round into the floor of his home. No one was hurt as a result of the accidental discharge.

Officer Wells is 27 years old and has been with the Department for 14 months.

Pacific Area detectives are handling the investigation. Questions may be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.