- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A Baltimore County police officer suffered minor injuries after prematurely pulling the trigger during an exercise at a firing range.

Police said in a statement that the officer was injured just after 9 a.m. Tuesday during a routine firearms qualification exercise at a range on Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Police say the officer was performing timed drills testing an officer’s ability to fire in various positions. The officer, who hasn’t been identified, accidentally shot himself as he grabbed his firearm from its holster.

The officer has been transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Police say the officer suffered a graze wound and is in good condition.

Police say the range was closed after what they call a “highly unusual incident” and an internal investigation is ongoing.


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