2016-12-28 / Front Page

Weapon Discharge Injures Off-Duty Cop

An off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself in the hand while unloading his weapon on Steinway Street on Christmas Eve, police said.

Cops said the unidentified officer was sitting alone in his vehicle on Steinway Street near 23rd Avenue at about 1 a.m. on December 24 when the gun discharged.

The officer called 911 and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the apparent mishap, an NYPD spokesperson said.

An investigation is ongoing.

–Liz Goff


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