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Video: Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol

September 14, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol

Pennsylvania State Police say a Lawrence County police chief was killed Sunday.

They say he accidentally shot himself in the chest over the weekend while cleaning a .40 caliber pistol at his home. Police say he was home alone at the time, but was discovered a short while later by his girlfriend, KDKA TV reports.

Chief Edward Macri, 56, of the Bessemer Borough Police Department was taken to Jameson Hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour and a half later.

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Henry Johnson @ 9/14/2015 5:47 PM

I do not know what occurred, other than what was indicated in the article. I wonder if this was an accidental AD, or a staged crime.
It is drilled in our heads to assume all weapons are loaded, or a round is chambered.
These mistakes happen when training is ignored.
It is possible that this chief administered punishment for an AD.
Sad this happened, RIP.

[email protected] @ 9/15/2015 9:02 PM

I dearly hope the PSP looks into this "accident". Just doesn't seem right that the Chief would not only fail to clear his weapon but also that he would point it at his chest and pull the trigger, which would be the only logical reason it would go off. Blues, Stay Safe.

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