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CPD Officer Accidentally Discharges Gun At Headquarters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Columbus police officer accidentally discharged his gun accidentally at police headquarters Wednesday.

According to police, medics were dispatched to the Columbus police headquarters at about 12:03 p.m. on a report of a shooting. An officer was processing a prisoner and had to put his gun into a lock box. As he was retrieving the gun and putting it in his holster, it discharged twice, striking the floor.

At the time of the shooting, it was unclear if anyone had been injured so a medic was requested as a precaution.
The officer is a 26-year veteran with CPD.

The dispatch center initially told NBC4 the officer was shot in the hip.

An internal investigation will be conducted.

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