VIDEO: Florida Officer Shot, Killed in Firearms Training

Ocala (Fla.) Police Department Officer Jared Forsyth died after he was accidentally shot during firearms training on Monday afternoon, authorities said, reports WFTV.

Forsyth, 33, was accidentally shot at about 3 p.m. at the Lowell Correctional Institution, officials said.

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham said Forsyth was participating in routine firearms training and was struck when a bullet discharged from another officer's weapon. "One of our officers was unloading his weapon, and it accidentally discharged. The round ricocheted off a bench and struck the officer," Graham said.

Forsyth was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the bullet went through his arm and entered his side, which was not covered.

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