An officer with the Lawrence (KS) Police Department charged with aggravated battery for shooting and wounding a man says she thought she was deploying her TASER.
In an affidavit in the case against Brindley Blood, the rookie officer says she didn't realize she had shot Akira Lewis until she looked for the Taser wires to see if they had hit their mark and realized there weren't any, according to Fox4KC.com.
"I shot, shot him. I pulled my firearm instead of my Taser," she said during her interview with investigators.
"She stated she ‘honestly can't even give you an answer as to how I ended up with my firearm in my hand,'" the affidavit said Blood told investigators with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. "It wasn't until after I pulled my trigger that I realized it wasn't my TASER."
Lewis was treated at a hospital and charged with several misdemeanors, including battery against a law enforcement officer, interference with law enforcement and driving without proof of insurance.