Officer Fires Weapon Accidentally

August 17, 2007

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles Police Department officer accidentally discharged a shotgun in the West Valley police parking structure on August 16, 2007.

At about 4:15 p.m., Officer Geoffrey Carlson was conducting a safety check prior to deploying the shotgun into the police vehicle when it accidentally fired one shot into the ceiling.

There were no injuries.

West Valley Detectives are handling the investigation.

Officer Carlson is 29 years old and has been with the Department for over 2 years.