In 2012, nine Manhattan pedestrians suffered bullet wounds after NYPD cops began firing at one suspect. Police aren’t always responsible gun owners, and one pοlice officer who accidentally shot himself in the stomach while standing alongside his wife in an elevator recently reinforced that point.
Local affiliate WTSP reports that Kentucky police officer Darryl Jouett was adjusting his .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in its holster when the gun accidentally discharged. Jouett was returning from dinner with his wife when the incident took place.
After the gun misfires, you can see the man’s wife in the elevator frantically reaching for her phone.
Jouett was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
The officer should probably consider himself lucky that no one else was on the elevator and that his wife wasn’t injured, considering that the bullet ricocheted off the wall.
During the 2012 incident mentioned above, NYPD cops opened fire in a crowded area, according to CNN:
On a busy Friday morning in Manhattan, nine pedestrians suffered bullet or fragment wounds after police unleashed a hail of gunfire at a man wielding a .45 caliber pistol who had just killed a former co-worker.
The officers unloaded 16 rounds in the shadow of the Empire State Building at a disgruntled former apparel designer, kιlling him after he engaged in a gunbattle with police, authorities said.
Three passersby sustained direct gunshot wounds, while the remaining six were hit by fragments, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. All injuries were caused by police, he said Saturday.
Watch video below of the officer shoοting himself while adjusting his weapon.