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Florida Officer Shot with Own Holstered Gun During Foot Pursuit

July 01, 2014  | 

A Sweetwater, Fla., police officer was recovering Monday after his holstered gun discharged and hit him in the leg while he was chasing shoplifting suspects at Dolphin Mall.

The officer, Joel Bosque, was responding to a shoplifting report at the mall when he was injured. He was taken to the hospital and is "doing fine," police spokesman Jorge Fernandez de Lara said.

Bosque, who has been with the department for a year, will likely be placed on administrative leave while Miami-Dade police investigate, the Miami Herald reports.

Tags: Foot Pursuits, Accidental Discharges, Sweetwater (Fla.) PD


Comments (7)

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

Tschako @ 7/1/2014 5:16 PM

OK, How did this happen; they don't go off by themselves. Much more information needed here.

Renee @ 7/2/2014 5:02 AM

Only on the force a year...more training needed! Glad this didn't end in his death.

Robert @ 7/2/2014 5:11 AM

Maybe like when he was holstering his weapon? Glad he will recover.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/2/2014 10:20 AM

Glad the officer will be ok. I would like to know the brand of hostler and firearm used and where was his hand when the firearm went off.

kmwilliams670 @ 7/2/2014 11:13 PM

Ummm....I'm thinking "no". Keep your booger hook of the bang switch until you're ready to go boom. Just sayin'.

Lenny @ 7/7/2014 3:00 PM

That really is funny.
And the fact that he lied and said it went off by itself.
@Renee, you're right more training needed. Train him
not to lie when the truth is so obvious.

Ima Leprechaun @ 7/30/2014 12:23 PM

Never heard of a gun going off all by itself in a holster. This is a first.

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