- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty police officer out to dinner with his wife in Cincinnati accidentally shot himself in the stomach inside a parking garage elevator.

Cincinnati police say Officer Darryl Jouett (JOO’-et) of the Erlanger, Kentucky, Police Department was headed back to his car on Saturday night when he tried to adjust his department-issued weapon in his holster, and it discharged.

Police tell WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/1wNFSOf ) that the bullet ricocheted off the elevator walls and struck him.

Jouett was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

The veteran officer has spent more than 25 years at the police department in Erlanger.

Capt. Mike John with the Cincinnati Police Department calls the situation “very unusual.”

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Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com

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