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Veteran Dallas Officer Accidentally Shoots Rookie

July 16, 2010  | 

A rookie Dallas police officer was accidentally shot this morning by a veteran officer at a home in West Dallas, police said. The rookie was not injured.

The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. in an abandoned home in the 3700 block of Crane Street, where the two men were searching for a robbery suspect who was thought to be holed up there. There was no power at the house.

"It was very dark and hard to see," said Lt. Andy Harvey, a police spokesman. "That may have contributed" to what happened.

At some point, the more experienced officer was startled and accidentally fired his weapon, striking the younger officer in his bullet-resistant vest, authorities said. The bullet didn't penetrate the vest.

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